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The Singing Girl

Kim Salinas Silva The Singing Girl A blue-colored lass curls her legs upon the face of a single pink daisy, spread open like a platform. One large eye gazes out like an apple; her black hair curls like a comma. … Continue reading

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Soon the Moon Will Slip from Its Mooring, Ride the River of Night Alone

Katharyn Howd Machan   Soon the Moon Will Slip from Its Mooring, Ride the River of Night Alone   except for me, day’s sun in my pocket, hiding warm light from the stars that would steal it, swallow it, lick … Continue reading

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A Day of Definition

William Doreski A Day of Definition   Shadows on whitewashed siding writhe to reveal the life within a simple geometric scene.   Sunlight encrusts us watching angels form and dissolve as the branches on which they perch   sway in … Continue reading

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Ash’s Lament

Laura G. Southern Ash’s Lament Words for what we are defy,       demand apology.   Magiholic. So ugly on the tongue, that sulfuric taste of victory like golden nectar or coins blood-bright, power sizzled and brutal funneling into soldiers’ veins – … Continue reading

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The Man with the Stone Flute

Joshua St. Claire The Man with the Stone Flute Don’t listen to the man with the stone flute, Who dances mad under the linden leaves. Don’t listen to his nymphs or their fair lutes. Their nightsongs bring a sleep that … Continue reading

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Midnight Rainbow

Sam Barbee Midnight Rainbow A late-night cloudburst releases glitter, shimmers the dim street. From our porch, we watch a full moon appear.             Your eyes stare around the edge of your new book. There is a lunar eclipse tonight.  Hmm, I … Continue reading

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Volume

Sara Backer Volume Only when I walk the narrow trails of the woods can I hear the past. No background noise but wind and the liquid melody of a hermit thrush— the bird I’ve never seen.   I catch myself … Continue reading

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They Came in One Huge Wave

Zebulon Huset They Came in One Huge Wave Like a susurration of starlings the alien ships swirled across the sky in intricate patterns, close as bumbling bees swarming yet never colliding. Our planes weren’t destroyed, but avoided by the beetle-looking … Continue reading

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Introduction to Issue 87 [3Q2023] Poetry

Introduction to Issue 87 [3Q2023] Poetry First, please note that simultaneous submissions for poetry are no longer accepted since responses to poets with acceptances are completed before the end of the month after closure of the submission window. [Though I … Continue reading

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I’ll Cry Later

Lauren McBride I’ll Cry Later the sound of hail     struggling into     an oversized spacesuit     yours, my love pounding our tiny star ship     ship’s air leaking     seconds left     to seal the suit hull breach     raging micrometeor storm     ripped through my suit … Continue reading

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