taktil, an online literary journal

Juice by Cara Kelly

loose pulp suspended 

dancing nervously

removing the film of sleep 

like a slap

glass sharp and cool

cupped in my

sleep warmed hands


Cara Kelly grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and moved to the Boston area five years ago. She is currently pursuing a BS in the UMASS Boston Nursing Program. This is her first time being published.

Volume 1.1: Spring/Summer

Letter from the Editor


Louis Bourgeois

Strange Fish

James H. Celestino

Heidi Floating

Andy Cerrone

          On Writing


          Hot Chocolate


Joel Coblenz

        Runaway Chef

Susan Hodara

          Riding Through the Sky

Sheila Squillante

American Home Cookbook


Paul Shampine


George Shaw