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Black Sedan

by Sean Madden

The kid at Coyote Pond, six, maybe seven, a ruffled
head of hair, a neighborhood boy whose name
I once learned–he’s making me nervous, nervous
in a way I feel sheepish about, a way that’s borderline
irrational, the way he’s bouncing around the playground,
firing cap guns, shooting things only he can see.

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Eulogy for Stanley and Rose

by Lenny DellaRocca

The woman downstairs has hired a man to tear apart everything
she owns. Since her husband died
she carries grief around
in a suitcase of birthdays.
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Jonah in the Time of Climate Change

by Sujash Purna

The year is sometime in the second
decade of some century where they
spell my name wrong. The fear

of a roof caving in, overcast sky
buried in snow. Untimely fools,
they’re leaving me. The whale Continue reading

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The Department Store of Everything

by Suzanne Verrall

while everyone else went home laden
I was left
empty-handed

unable to find
a pair of size nine beds
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My Tinder Date, Who Called Me by My Full-name,

by A.C. Dobell

didn’t say it like other people say it
with a playful hesitation at its unfamiliarity

in their mouths; it was one exhale,
four syllables rounded one small fire
in the night. I don’t use it often, Continue reading

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