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Poetry - Year V - Number 42 - November 2020

    VICTORIA PARK LAKE by Nathanael OReilly

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    Goulburn A muddy river flanked by gums wanders through town past rope swings hanging from high branches, rippling around

    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

    BE SURE TO SHOW YOUR WORK by Art Sorrentino

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    Pulse What of the drum its timbre a taut membrane between beat and rest systole/

    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...

    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.

    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...

    THE CITY by Lorraine Caputo

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    THE CITY (Caracas) I. This other overcast morning I hear two snaps echo up the narrow streets

    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

    EVENING NEWS by Alan Britt

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    REMEMBER WHEN THE CRUSADES WERE THE GOOD OLD DAYS? Was there lots of raping and pillaging during the Crusades?

    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...