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Ode To A Couch

by Chris Abbate

A neighbor and I drag you down
two flights of stairs,
grunt against your heft,
a dying animal to be euthanized.
We turn your rigid body
gently around corners
as if not to hurt you,
as if you could feel pain. Continue reading

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Self Portrait with Open Palms and Ice Cubes

by Beth Oast Williams

Opening is what my hands do
to catch what falls from the sky, loose
blossoms in wind, like snow in July. Continue reading

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Hawaiian Legacy with a Quote from Derek Walcott

by tia north

School lessons never say
that the future
is undoing our past,
that the tongue, stubborn and steadfast,
is a barrier Continue reading

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Blue Leaves

by Karen Benke

On the walk home my son and I gather leaves.
At the kitchen table he colors them blue.
One by one, we tape them to the window
next to the pink snowflakes he and his babysitter make. Continue reading

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Whales

by Lisa C. Taylor

When the whale dominates
the frame,
everything that isn’t whale
becomes insignificant. Continue reading

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