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My Father’s Country

by Arya F. Jenkins

Eight years old I stood in
My red bathing suit bottoms on black soil
Enshrouded in a chapel of the
Largest greenest leaves I’d ever seen
Next to the pink ranch house in Key Biscayne

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Broken Friendship: Solve 4 Why

by Mel Ruth

Decrease it down to measurable parts: how
many DVD cases fit into a trash bag? (multiply by four

then add a bloodied scrape against soft shins from the rotten
dresser). If I have three half-used
sketchbooks and ten broken pencils, how many ripped Continue reading

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A Real Question with No Real Answers

by Kurt Luchs

What is hope?
A moss that grows
silent and unseen
on any surface,
a light that becomes visible
only after your eyes
have adjusted to the darkness,
a note that hangs in the air
after the bird has flown,
a green shoot erupting
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To the Cop Who Phoned My Mother to Tell Her I Was in Danger

by Susana H. Case

Of course, she didn’t trust
your gestapo blurt of words.
She came from a culture
abused by authority. Continue reading

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Sunblow

by Mazzy Sleep

You expect the sun
To melt into the
Horizon. Instead, your
Feet rake the dirt and
Light reflects like water Continue reading

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