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  • We Need To Stop Seeing The Body – S.K. Grout

    I am awake, you are asleep; I stand at the window, the orange light of the Polski sklep flashing across my face, memorised like a fingerprint, just as intricate, and the black…
  • Emily As It’s Horrendous Really – Darren C. Demaree

    Every refusal is generous. Emily says no   for me sometimes & though I want to say yes to everything   all the time, her strength keeps me bored, alive.   She…
  • Letter From Damariscotta – Jennifer Flescher

                In the morning, sometimes, it looks like nobody’s been here for decades. You can better see the remnants too, at dawn; Rexall, dying neon, a metal post for tying horses to.…
  • Field Guide to the Lost Species of California – Iris Jamahl Dunkle

    It’s the small ones that disappear first: lavender butterflies that once freckled the greasewood brush, delicate thistles whose ghosts still sting.  Then, we lost what we can gather with our hands: the kangaroo…
  • On the Day Stephen Hawking Died – Courtney LeBlanc

    The closest star is Alpha Centauri, it takes four years for its light to reach Earth. This means the light we’re seeing when we look up at the night sky is four…
  • An Abstract of my Mood – Lorene Delany-Ullman

    Shopping carts are designed to nest, in perfect symmetry—this row of black plastic baskets beckon me to buy—   Plastic—is both a chemistry experiment and a lesson in Greek. (Plastikos means to…
  • Then Everyone Will See You – Terrence Abrahams

                after Spirited Away             taught to be a better    than other girls                        I was the root of the issue     was the wind   taste of salt      mud     medicine          dragon blood thick     …
  • Rescue – Crystal S. Gibbins

    to free from confinement, danger, or evil;   formally meaning to save and deliver anything from a dangerous and distressing situation. As in baby Jessica who fell through an 8-inch wide abandoned…
  • Crazy Cat Lady Story – Ayla Walter

    Dreamt I had five cats. Or four cats and one cat changed color periodically, growing in pale, patching in darker patterns beneath. As usual my dream of this movie is better than…
  • Hot Water – Shrinkhala Dawadi

    I First, take a thick paper towel And remove any strands or clumps of hair (yours or otherwise). Also, try to get the weird lint, The unwashed microfibre beads, And millimetre-long hair…