Another Zoo Story by Richard Krause

How he delighted the crowds with a Havana cigar in one hand and a can of beer in the other.  He wore a Lincolnesque top hat and a gold-braided purple vest.  His…

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Rain by Carolina Souto

after Robert Hass’s Late Spring   And then at 7:02 pm, the rains splatter against rooftops, an evening moaned into, roaming living room pets, how your dog-eared blanket cuddles your neck, fleas…

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ISSUE #10

Two Poems Lauren Camp what if heaven exists and it is  Harnidh Kaur Headboard Paul Behrens Credo to Leave JK Anowe The Death of Something Sweet  Temitope Atunrase My Papa Was a…

Credo to Leave by JK Anowe

Do not believe what you see on TV   I’m so afraid of being happy it is the closest thing to shame   ……………The world would still have itself   All noise…

The Collector by Cat Pritchard

“Observe the detail in the headboards. Handcrafted by orphans. All dead now.” Sarah paused to let her client soak it all in. “And the bed frames. Rare Ebony from Madagascar. Almost extinct.…

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Plan D by Neil Krolicki

Don’t talk to me about cruel, okay? What’s Nazi-surgeon cruel is having to string up a fake smile for the Thanksgiving portrait we take every year. Pearly whites mashed with rage till…

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Two Poems by Nandini Dhar

Canticle This city’s neon-crafted eucalyptus branches are spears in the sparrow’s eyes. A walled villa whose mistress can’t remember anything other than her own childhood, a highrise-sized fiberglass sunflower adorns its manicured…

Collapses of Breath by Robbie Coburn

Riddled with distance……cannot remember the momentary framing of time without this connection the day palls itself against thoughts consistent drive as the imagination preys on the senses……unceasing recollection again emerges……restrictions pulse along…

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