I don’t need no babysitter. I ain’t no baby.
INSCREWABLE BY BEN UMAYAM 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 82
I don’t need no babysitter. I ain’t no baby. Yes you are, you baby brat, Alise says. The kid flips blueberry pie in Alise’s face.
I think I know which green
I want, which is better.
GREENING BY MARY MANDEVILLE 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 82
I let the weeds stay. We make a kind of peace. Lean our heads together like sisters under the covers at night. I listen to their whispered secrets. Dandelion leaves are nutritious as Kale. Chicory Root is chalk full of fiber. Clover gives essential nitrogen to soil. These weeds have a wild will to live. I sister them, they sister me.