Replenished

The boy with one arm threw a handful of tulip petals off the bridge and the river made room for me as I dove in. I sunk way down until pondweed ran across the tops of my feet and wax flushed from my ears.

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Josh Kraus
They All Lie

Know what a dead planet looks like from far away? A clump of dust. A booger rolled in lint. Something you’d flick from your sweater in disgust as you dressed in front of a mirror.

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Josh Kraus
I’ve Heard You Get Taller

“Are you keeping the money?”
“That’s generally what one does with money Toby.”
“People do a lot of things with money Quinn.”
“Well I’m keeping it. Most of it at least. I was thinking about charities.”
“Anyone can think about charities.”

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Josh Kraus
The Moon is Drifting Away from Earth

There's a faucet dripping somewhere in this house but I'm on the moon looking for Alice. To the people who say the moon is lifeless, I say you're wrong. I say you haven't looked hard enough. You haven't been patient. There is life here, but it's buried under oceans ...

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Josh Kraus