Cover Photo: In this photograph, a whale rises above the ocean, water droplets streaming from its pale fins. The weather is sunny but the blue tones in the color are chilly, as if the picture were taken on a brisk day in the autumn
Photograph by Todd Cravens/Unsplash

As If You and I Agree

It’s relieving when you find someone who feels the same way you do about Covid-19 risk and public safety. But what about those who disagree?




Somebody said they saw me, swinging the world by a tail. Bouncing over a white cloud. Killing the blues.

The posts do no good, you’re preaching to the choir. You’re never going to win anyone over that way


Maybe they’ll take it seriously, the second wave. People are so angry . . .

Toni Mirosevich’s stories about an overlooked community on a crumbling coastal town in the Bay Area have appeared in Catapult, Fourth Genre, Michigan Quarterly Review and are forthcoming from Counterpoint Press. She is the author of six books of poetry and prose and lives with her wife in Pacifica, California. Learn more on her website,