Vol. 2, No. 1: "Drop Shot Valley" photo

Ode to the Houston Rockets’ 27 consecutive missed three-point shots in Game 7 of the 2018 Western Conference FinalsAaron Calvin

Failure is an American-made machine and

Oh! How it hums.


When the lights go out &

The night of defeat

embraces you, tender & humid.

The smell of success all gone

cloying & sweet

in its decay.


The coffee spilled on this poem

as it was written;

that small prayer.