TURN AWAY By Andy J Hale

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TURN AWAYBy Andy J Hale Tears of Stone Arrival in the valley of the sunA bowl of mountains burningA drink of water filled with fireFor my flower of the prairie If you want me to cryTell me...

(DIS)AMBIGUATION By Sarah Kohrs

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(DIS)AMBIGUATION By Sarah Kohrs (DIS)AMBIGUATION It began with                   the forgetting.Sunlight sparked              off keysDangling eye-level           near the door; Yet I walked right by        and hadTo come back                   again whenThe car remained             silentDespite being...

HALF IRON, HALF OAK By Simon Perchik

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HALF IRON, HALF OAKBy Simon Perchik  *Half iron, half oak, the bedall night honed on what went wrong–it’s an axe, striking upside down though you sleep facing northside by side an empty dressshaped into bulls and...

HIGH PLACE PHENOMENON By Hailey Cragun

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HIGH PLACE PHENOMENONBy Hailey Cragun High Place Phenomenon Along the red cliff sidewith staggering ten story dropswe cling to a chain, silver and black,its mark worn into the stone. The August sun warms the sandstonewhen my hand,...

OFF-BEAT By Julianna Bjorksten

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OFF-BEATBy Julianna Bjorksten AT SMALLS On the night of starry time-bomb and twinkling blunderCaught in the stagnant bulk of two page compositions and futile coffee treksShared sheets and tender televisionWas a moonlit crater —a plungeunexplored I slipped...

A SIMPLE PROPOSITION By Evyn McGraw

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A SIMPLE PROPOSITIONBy Evyn McGraw  WakeWith twisting muscles I whippedMy body into shape,I ran like a machine,Pumping down the pavement through the dead winter wood,When water’s whisper hissedMy name. The call led me off the path,Into...

GROUND LEVEL By Gabby Shaulis

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THE PUSHBy Clay Reed DynamicAfter Denise Duhamel Having a child changes a relationship,at least that’s what our friends with childrenhave told us several times.“It changes the dynamic!” they say,acting as if they are letting us inon...

FISHING LOCK NESS By Sam James

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FISHING LOCK NESSBy Samuel W. James  Fishing Loch Ness the stones are cool grey or hairy brown;the water barely darkens themfor yards and yards out we argue about how deep it is,though it could certainly hide a...

WITH HER By Judah Cricelli

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WITH HERBy Judah Cricelli  Three is few,One is two, Her crease, and hue,The halogen flickers when I amWith her.Drips with dew,Mud-freckled shoe,Scuffed knees, hers too, The playground goes silent when I am With her. Carpet is soft, An ocean of...

THE PUSH By Clay Reed

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THE PUSHBy Clay Reed DynamicAfter Denise Duhamel Having a child changes a relationship,at least that’s what our friends with childrenhave told us several times.“It changes the dynamic!” they say,acting as if they are letting us inon...