beaded trout

NEW WORLD

There is nothing to name
in the desert
nothing
for rough tongues to render in pieces
what is part of a whole

arms that give cool, dark shadow
when rocks are too hot to rest on
cannot be contained in your word

juniper

as you say it
cannot tell
how skin peels in a fire
does not allow for my color to grow
in small populations on the mountain

Juniperus Communis says nothing

of hard berries swallowing
the sky down into my bright clusters
to be taken as medicine

there is nothing for you here
not to categorize
or to count
or to colonize
with your word.

Indira Allegra


contents of issue 2

Before I Forget
Lee Francis IV

The Man They've Come to See
Edward Dang

Datura's Embrace
Anne Karpiak

untitled
Lorraine Cathey

medicine
Sandy Eastoak

NEW WORLD
Indira Allegra

there will be singing in the morning
ire'ne silva

Dawes Commission: Found Poem
Qwo_Li Driskill


Indira Allegra Biography

Indira Allegra is a writer and interdisciplinary artist representing poetry through performance, video and fiber arts. She is currently co-director for Artists Against Rape and a former member of the artistic core of Sins Invalid. Indira is a 2012 Lambda Literary Fellow and a Voices Of Nations Arts Alum.


Permission to publish poems in this one context was granted by the authors, who unless otherwise specified, hold copyright on these works.