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Sam Spreckley



Tory Adkisson


First Harvest

“The desert I love is full of needles”


Kissing His Feet

“a taste of his wanderings:”


Doubting the Gods

“Each bird
is a litany on a wire.”


Monic Ductan


Sticky-Note Memories

““Grandma,” I said later as I stood in the doorway. “Time for lunch.””


Ruth Baumann


Self-Portrait as a Human

“I don’t remember the right way
to worship.”


Gaia Veenis


Be Someone Special

“Too young, but not bad. Worth giving a business card to, at the very least.”


D.R. James


Briefing Bill Stafford, 7 A.M.

“And it appears this President may be
bought, too.”


Cosmetology

“This is going
fast.”


Jessy Randall and Daniel Shapiro


Three Diagram Poems

“Someone elses pages”


Rachel Lyon


Children We Never Had

“I walked downtown as the mist became rain, sweater open, mind sad and blank.”


William Harris


ode to pie a la mode

“1/4 teaspoon nutmeg”


Anonymous



Molly Kat


July 8

“she thinks one day she’ll meet someone who can hug her instead of pointing out how little sense she makes”


Marcos Zotes



Robert Slentz-Kesler


Mr. Beaumarchais

““Mr. Beaumarchais?” It was the office intercom again.”


Nathaniel Rounds


567903ASDW


“Hey, Mom! Look at these astrological coordinates!””


Karissa Morton


Intaglio

“like trying to feed apples to your ghost,”


Max Chen



Jamison Crabtree


in eden; there was a man a woman; a tgi friday’s

“and there were sculptures of most of the animals that never existed;”


he wears gloves to undress himself; the moon blows us kisses

“and she’s not her at all;”