we are not doomed yet

juggle the numbers

some are doomed

but not the 3 of us

or not the 3 of us

just yet

or maybe 1 of us,

the smallest,

the 1 of us

still learning


who doesn’t know

what 2 of us

are keeping to ourselves

~from Alphabet, by Ailbhe Darcy (2018)

No matter what I’m writing, it’s never a waste of time.

I’m always working through something. I’m always trying to arrive at a new location.

Even I can’t see it right away, it’s happening beneath the surface.

~Jami Attenberg

Your dress waving in the wind.


is the only flag I love.

~Pattern by Garous Abdolmalekian; translated by Idra Novey and Ahmad Nadalizadeh (2020)