My Sister’s Birthday

My Sister’s Birthday

        After she’d blown out the last candle, she informed me that she hadn’t made a wish. This was notspoken in a whisper, as if sharing a secret that the universe shouldn’t overhear, but in her usual tone ofvoice—lilting, almost like a canary singing—because she...
bees

bees

the doctor wants to know why you’re angry. you shrug. the bees are dying. and that just doesn’t seem fair.   she informs you that anger is a “secondary emotion.” that what you really are is sad, or guilty, or deeply, desperately afraid.   you dismiss, but not six...
Brandy Alexander

Brandy Alexander

Brandy Alexander by Christian Garduno https://www.agapanthuscollective.com.dream.website/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Brandy-Alexander-song-v2.mp3 Never wake sleeping hearts with a startwhen a whisper is all they needyou ought to know better, even if they don’t-in a...
Wolves out on Lavender Street

Wolves out on Lavender Street

  Champagne flutes sat used and muddled together in the sink. I stood, absent and barefoot, in the middle of smooth lamplight pooling across the kitchen floor. Things had dwindled down the past hour and only two dozen of Sasha and my families were left lingering...
Lynette’s War

Lynette’s War

Lynette’s War by Chella Courington https://www.agapanthuscollective.com.dream.website/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Lynettes-War.m4a Cousin Lynette says she’s tired from cleaning East Main houses of rich bitches. They don’t even shit like us, got toilet seats that float...