“Honesty,” “Days of Our Lives” & “Hacks for Headaches” by Matthew Klane

Illustration of a package with an axe in it, sitting in front of a purple door


People reveal
the real

and hilarious

they’ll swear by
these brands.

Days of Our Lives

The hours
I’ve lost

tracking packages.

Hacks for Headaches

an axe.


Matthew Klane is co-editor at Flim Forum Press. His books include Canyons (w/ James Belflower, Flimb Press), Che (Stockport Flats) and B (Stockport Flats). An e-chapbook from Of the Day is online at Delete Press, an e-book My is online at Fence Digital, and a chapbook Poetical Sketches is available from The Magnificent Field. Recent work is online or forthcoming at Diagram, New Delta Review, Pulpmouth, Sink, Sixth Finch, and word for/word. He currently lives and writes in Albany, NY. See: matthewklane.com.

Natasha Brennan is a freelance illustrator, avid sketcher, and printmaker who focuses on journalistic storytelling, editorial illustration, art for children, and surreal spaces. She graduated from RISD with a BFA in Illustration and a Concentration in Literary Arts in 2020. She wants to work on more community-oriented projects and continue teaching children the joy of art making. In her free time, she writes stories, explores Providence, knits, and dreams of secret special places. Find more of her work at natashagbrennan.com.

At the poet’s request, an honorarium will be donated to Feed Albany. From their website: “Feed Albany is a 501(c)3 and NYS registered charity which provides at-risk and in-need individuals in Albany, New York and the Greater Capital Region with access to prepared & packaged meal solutions by utilizing commercial kitchens, unemployed restaurant workers, volunteers and the use of donated vehicles to produce, package and distribute prepared meal solutions.” Find out more at their website.