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Poetry - Year V - Number 42 - November 2020

    THE HARDEST PART by I.G.

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    The Hardest Part This song teleports me back to another time. The sun was high in the sky, and so was I. The...

    OLD WORLD MONKEY by Lisa Reily

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    bucket list the crackle of plastic as an elephant’s trunk unfurls, accepts a sugared bag; gentle eyes and huge eyelashes smile

    VIRTUAL REALITIES by John Lambremont

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    The Solo PerformerThe tiny ballerina, hersummer run long over,limbs brown and withered,hanging hair disheveled,bends stiffly at the hip,shriveled hands stretchedto the tip of an extended toe,frozen in a permanent pose of thanksfor...

    AMULET by Mary Jane White

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    AMULET voice of Penelope 62 All the young men came in  But you were never there Standing...

    TWO WINDOWS by Rikki Santer

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    Creekside Why can’t every day be pancake morning?  Last night Mom made treaty with the monster under my bed. Front yard pine needles...

    ENCOUNTER WITH EINSTEIN by Ken Schweda

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    Nixon Resigns At the skating rink teachers on patrol, the rumble, the smell of floor wax, popcorn.

    THE FIRST LOCKDOWN by Shera Hill

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    THE FIRST LOCKDOWN birdsong splashed mornings grass-shadowed fawns quail, rabbits and coyotes abound a...

    LIE WITH ME IN THIS MOMENT by Sarah Stephens

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    Lie with me in this moment sink into the book of me where all my stories wait to be told. Take out the pages

    RACING THE SUPERNOVA by Daniel King

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    M Charactered And in the glare Mu Cephei roils As if to dare armed craft to draw near

    THE CORK OAK OF PORTUGAL by Reed Venrick

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    The Cork Oak of Portugal Riding the bus down and along— Lisbon to Faro on the Algarve coast, passing through dry, hilly forests—