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Charm

by Laine Derr

My cat kisses finches on the neck, red
feathers masking want, a body finely limp.

I learned burying from my father, animals
killed on country roads, soil rich in blood. Continue reading

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Unable to See Our Way Clear

by Jim Tilley

A nearly symmetric tree, spilling
its leaves like a fountain
by the pool, the weeping cherry
appears the same from all angles Continue reading

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Pamphleteer Couplets

by John A. Nieves


“How I don’t know what I should do with my hands when I talk to you.
How you don’t know where you should look, so you look at my hands.”
—John K. Samson

 

It wasn’t always crayons—sometimes chalk or markers, sometimes
just the wish to somehow say. But I pressed hard into paper, each word
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The Pants

by Michael Mark

 

She made the pants too wide

so when he tried them on

he was swallowed up like out

of the Bible. It’s because you

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Where Are You, Osbaldo?

by Bart Edelman

The night twists tighter—
A tourniquet of desire.
And we can’t help but whisper,
Where are you, Osbaldo? Continue reading

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