We are currently in the process of putting together issue #3 of Dark Matter. It should be available by the middle of July.
We will no longer be able to consider new submissions for issue #3 as of today, June 20th. We will continue to accept submissions for issue #4, to be published in early 2014, however.
To get everyone excited for issue #3, here is a sample poem from Lori Lamothe -
Dance of the Unsquared Circles
To lure the taste of chocolate
out of chocolate, add salt.
It’s not the old equation,
only a recipe for sensibility.
Opposites don’t attract, just end up
like the couple that set fire to civility
and chalked a faultline down the center
of possession. Or it’s the other way around—
two people wearing their anger inside out
for twenty years—all that electricity
trapped behind a flickering of false lives.
Call it cold fusion, or misery, or lightning
minus light. Call it whatever you like.
The trick is to find out what charges what—
to know the differences that revolve
in imaginary spaces—
Andromeda and The Milky Way
caught in a waltz of mutual gravity.
Let cardinals bring out the snow in snow.
Let the tree behind bullet-proof glass,
its leaves spindling toward sun,
make you crave an infinity of ocean.
If you want me to love you
write a graffitti of rain-slick roads
across the Sahara of my distance,
tattoo a dusting of particles
onto the terra incognita of my fear.