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Issue 2 Poetry

Summer Satin

Alone yet in a multitude

they waltz beneath fabric

light air in a chilly dawn

caressing the dew with their soft ankles

sisters, though they may be strangers.

Summer silk shines in the moonlight

although the hour is old

they continue stepping into the night

chancing an unknown ...  READ MORE

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Issue 2 Poetry

Dust

we are a listening poem

our throats open to blood and downpour

our hair a mess of gray and almost silver

we take to the wind and thrive in rain

find that firm level of earth and stone

seek out the heart of the murmuring fossil

back out in the 40 acres near the road

we listen ...  READ MORE

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Issue 2 Poetry

Rue

Oppressive delusions

begin to serenade the mind.

Backward glances, unfinished as

Blurred visions whirl with pleasure.

In a sky transfigured

transparent and wavering

memories of water evaporate,

Damp hands summon in remorse.

Alchemy mutates a life of meaning

to splintered icons ...  READ MORE

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Issue 2 Poetry

(some things) i’m guilty about

i’m 

guilty

that 

the guilty one

lied

though it

didn’t matter

to anyone but me

i’m 

guilty

that

i

privileged

complained

whiny

even though i

informed 

know my problems are little

insignificant

and that i

lucky

have it easier

i’m 

guilty

that 

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Issue 2 Poetry

Another Day

I want to study Anatomy

To learn how the little lanes in our feet

fail to move

and the knees never bend

Maybe during

the man-made pleasure,

Definitely because the chicken

came before the egg.

How does it feel that a little flower

can grasp a soul 

and dream of rabbits?

Why ...  READ MORE

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Issue 2 Poetry

Immunity

We all confront ourselves, portraits.

Disguised as respectable people

caged in our own narcissistic vignettes.

In a world society colonized with the passionless

cries for sustenance locked in a mute grave

phantom metropolises become voiceless.

The gallery holds the key to coordinated ...  READ MORE

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Fiction Issue 2

Bench and All

Tom lived on a green wooden bench in Boston, in front of a three-story deluxe movie theater. As soon as he collected twenty-two-fifty, he’d purchase a ticket and small popcorn and enter the cold, cavernous theater a half hour before anyone else. Half of the pleasure ...  READ MORE

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Issue 2 Poetry

His Life Remembered

An evening

stormy.

A walk

alone.

lights

fluorescent

reflect off the raindrops

Of a city

dying

in desperation.

angst.

Our eyes,

windows,

meet

A moment

his face is carved by both freedom

sweet

and sadness.

Bitter.

His world

Without

is hopeless

torture,

a never-ending search

In vain

for life and

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Issue 2 Poetry

This Peso

This peso

it’s my lucky coin

an amuleto

pressed into my childhood palm

a cushion

but now suspended 

from a chain

around my throat.

It’s blessed 

for no reason

other than that

she said it was.

It could 

have just 

as easily been

a pebble

commonplace 

from the ...  READ MORE

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Issue 2 Poetry

The Great Restaurant Confession

Must be

just

the atmosphere.

The lights.

That’s why I

find it so hard 

to eat.

It can’t be You 

you

seated opposite me.

It’s

those posters of Italy

inviting Us

us

from the walls

not

your warm eyes

freezing me 

my fork

half-way toward my tongue.

And the music

distracting

of ...  READ MORE