HARD FEELINGS // a playlist by Alys Velazquez


spring is here. are you ready? i was ready, sprouting, tentative. we felt the first notes of soft promise on a warm day, together. but are you ready for the comforting cave of your bedroom to become stifling, ready for hot food to sit in your gut like a rock, ready for the bloom of human activity? spring can be a mourning for all that died last season; dried petals, things left unsaid. did you do everything you wanted to, budding quietly in your cocoon all winter? are you ready?



Alys Velazquez is not just our poetry editor - she's also a Brooklyn-based writer focusing on short prose. she spends much of her time on both sides of the bar, haunting used bookstores, and photographing her breakfast.