An Hour in the Life of a Five-Year-Old Pool Player

By Francine Rodriguez The parking lot in front of King Drew Place of Family on Central Avenue, was nearly full that morning in 1994.  I didn’t recognize any of the cars filling the lot, stacked one behind the other. Gangster cars, black Suburbans, Escalades, and lowriders, like the ones in my neighborhood, like the 61 … Continue reading An Hour in the Life of a Five-Year-Old Pool Player

The Flames and Other Poems

By Arundhati Rakshit   The Flames And the anguished flames rise once more In revolt, In chorus, In rebellious crackles.   For who dares so much as to Set on a journey, A journey betrothed to Forgetful wayfarers, A journey never-ending, And yet that seeks to  Transcend into the Realms of a surreal cadenza?   … Continue reading The Flames and Other Poems