Restless: An E-Zine

“Undefined (After Sylvia Plath)” by Sharon Scholl

Years come like mice from dusty corners of dark rooms where furniture lacks the solidity to define me. I am the gray, so ambiguous it freezes into shape. O Creator, I do not see myself in you, in your eye-cracking brightness slashed by comets. Your here, your there are intractable. Read More

“When Your Rapist Friends You On Facebook” by Birdie Turner

You see the red indicator over the image of two heads in the right hand corner and you put your cursor over it and click. You inhale slightly and your pulse quickens when you see the name and his piercing green eyes that you will never, ever, forget. You realize Read More

“Shoveled Darkness” by Donald Illich

I wanted Winter to come, to blast suicides, freeze them in graves. I begged for snow, to climb the roof, to slide down our sides. I wished for everything to be as cold, white as my heart, to be as lifeless as city sidewalk. When the dead come to bring Read More

“Ode to Martin Luther King” by Clara B. Jones

In Selma with you/We’re in the same boat now./walking past Liuzzo’s shattered win- dow/the appalling silence/death was Phy- sics realized/hate is too great a burden to bear/your dreams immaterial/never lose infinite hope/like a mind enslaved by memories of abuse./What are you doing for others?/Fantasy is relative, a temporary tactic ending Read More

“Probably Enough” by Jason Kish

Love is the bedroom of your affair, the man forgot his jacket; I saw him naked, fleeing downstairs. Slipped on rose petals I laid before he arrived. I hear he was just the latest guy. In the memory of your body, I recall a sour taste. A candy apple now Read More