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Poetry

the swan

Joshua Jones Lofflin the swan _______________ Joshua Jones Lofflin’s writing has appeared in Apparition Lit, The Best Microfiction, The Best Small Fictions, The Cincinnati Review, CRAFT, SmokeLong Quarterly, and elsewhere. He lives in Maryland. Find him online at jjlofflin.com Backstory: … Continue reading

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A Cartoon Universe

Todd Sullivan A Cartoon Universe Seong’s classmates cavort on the ceiling, their shrieks of laughter raining down to drench his hair. He creates a flock of sparrow and blue jay origami on the wooden nest of his desk, forced focused … Continue reading

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The Folklore of Glass

Suzanne J. Willis The Folklore of Glass There are worlds blown to life by human breath, the breath of little gods. Tiny globes for a single glass bee and its sweet sting; others so vast that cities spring up inside … Continue reading

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Martian Museum

Yuliia Vereta Martian Museum Here’s a stuffed blue whale converted into a fine museum. It’s got all of Mother Earth in it, from beginning to the very end. Dinosaur bones, mounds of snow, the heads of astronauts in alcohol… Stuffed … Continue reading

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Red Destiny

Randall Andrews Red Destiny Red stone beneath my feet, red sand between my toes, red dreams behind my eyes as I sail the barren skies    of space. One thousand of my race, one seed upon the breeze, one people called … Continue reading

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But this could never be like Kansas

M.C. Childs But this could never be like Kansas    An Em and Almira Gulch Found poem and Pantoum for 23 years, I’ve been dying to tell you what I thought of you and here you are and now, well, being … Continue reading

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Noctalgic

Ann K. Schwader Noctalgic We are so many & so bright that we have wiped the stars away, surrendering our astral sight to blindness of encroaching day. That we have wiped the stars away impoverished us. Those myths now lost … Continue reading

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Going Native

F. J. Bergmann Going Native no lifeforms here just these rocks that move in the night hailing the mothership: we wait for the indigenes to evolve laser capabilities adopting native costume to wow the folks back home … it won’t come … Continue reading

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Introduction to Issue 90 from the Poetry Editor’s Desk by John C. Mannone

Introduction to Issue 90 from the Poetry Editor’s Desk Please enjoy these endeared poets from around the world who bring you some well-done form poems (two different kinds of Pantoums and a subverted Haibun), a concrete or shape poem, as … Continue reading

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New Genesis

David Henson New Genesis Eve wasn’t made from rib, she grew in heartwood. The apple didn’t blossom on a tree, it sprang from the dark heart of a serpent. The snake wasn’t cast down from above, it emerged from garden … Continue reading

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