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Poetry - Year VII - Number 54 - 2022

THE RUNNER by Alessio Zanelli

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The Runner On feet of dreams the runner’s headed to land’s end.She knows the horizon keeps receding while she’s running,but she runs as though it didn’t.A finish line is...

TRANSCONTINENTAL by Guiseppe Getto

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Transcontinental How do you take it? She says.Clouds have rolled in, drawn thinend to end like cotton pantieson high-tension wire. Below the seaof non-native grasses is Lincoln,then below alkali...

THIRD EYE SAGAS by Megan Denese Mealor

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Painting Party at an Indian Buffet I am scumbling a cataract waterfall with underhanded oils,ad-libbing the lilac current and dysmorphic October Glory maple trees.Feeling prolific and pioneering, I fashion...

NO BONES ABOUT IT by Ken Holland

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NO BONES ABOUT IT Someone told me that my storywas a story that would be told.But I can’t remember who it wasthat spoke when he spoke so.Or who he...

A CHILD LOST by Ray Keifetz

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Fool’s Birthday Not every daydo you pass through a doorwithout opening itand behind the iron boltfind cake. Not every dayagainst the slow grinding glaciers,evaporating seas,the calcificationof...

MY FIRST PET by Duane Anderson

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The Paper Trail I am not competing for a place in history.My name was listed in the newspaperafter being born to let everyone know I had arrived,then report cards...

MY FIRST REAL SKY by Juan Mobili

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Leaves My wife told me,that her sister,the one I barely knew,when she got her pair of glassessawthat leaveswere their own selves, not the...

EXPAT by Joe Albanese

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Trading Post at the Edge of Known Empty more mistaken pearlto curl fate and find oneself somewhere withno starsand no fear,no knots andno...

A BLESSING by Dayna Lellis

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My Phone Died This silence makes me confrontthe thoughts I’ve tried to represswith an assembly line ofvoices and videos.

FOREVER by Adelaide B. Shaw

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A Lover’s Song come to mefor comfort and for warmthcome to me for lovefor friendship and for trustfor understanding and for care come to me for...