Sea Foam and Other Poems

By Alex Andy Phuong Sea Foam Waves crashing upon the sand Water naturally connected with land See the sea Sometimes sea foam green Hardly ever obscene And even as a tempest Becomes a test Of courage and endurance The ones who overcome Refuse to succumb To the mysterious power Of the supposedly final hour And … Continue reading Sea Foam and Other Poems

Catechism Lesson

By John Affleck When Monsignor Sweeney visits our fifth-grade classroom, everybody gets geeked up, even more than when we’re in Sister Madeline’s English class. Usually, we get about 30 minutes notice, like an air raid, before Sweeney shows up. Our homeroom teacher, Sister Noreen, announces the visit in a formal tone — we’re lucky enough … Continue reading Catechism Lesson