Poetry: This Body by Renée Watson
1. Sensitive. Dry
See Dove soap, Oil of Olay, shea butter.
See middle school pimples plumping up
the night before picture day.
Always on the chin or nose.
Lyrical: Frightened By the Sound by Justin Townes Earle
Only a fool would place such a bet/On which way the wind blows
Art: Iain Baxter’s Bagged Day-Glo Oranges
Quote: “There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.” – Frank Herbert
Recipe: Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
Anywhere But Here: ‘Ten Thousand Ripples,’ Chicago, IL