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Sea Women of Jeju

by Doreen Beyer

A small fire feeds on fruit boxes,
warming arthritic bones made cold
under forty feet of sea. Continue reading

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Spin the Globe

by Bill Hollands

Close your eyes as the ridges
tick by under your fingertip.
Wherever you land you go,
do-overs allowed, as many
as you like. Madagascar, Nepal,
Suriname, Chad – I always
wanted Chad. I knew
nothing about it. Continue reading

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Crossing Pāpōhaku Beach

by Jim Kraus

Past the line of stones,
watch out for the kiawe, its thorns.
Then run across the hot sand Continue reading

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Prague Spring

by Trish Annese

I meet M. in Prague on a lonesome Sunday in March as I chase a lost turquoise scarf down an asphalt alley and she retrieves it, stepping from the recesses of a darkened doorway—a mistress of ceremonies stepping into the spotlight—and restoring it to me with a flourish.
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Atoms and Stones

by Nancy Dickeman

There is an atomic land along the crook in the river
where reactors’ shadows
once traced the Columbia’s currents. Continue reading

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