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Special Feature: Robert Vaughan

Three Tide Pools A. 7.25 x 12 Laundry flutters against the slack breeze. Bumblebees bombard gooseberry bushes. We maneuver the broken fence. Lay naked in their kiddie pool, bodies pretzel-like, jagged. Listen to VanHalen. Waterlogged. Clueless when they’ll return from…
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Special Feature: Tania Hershman

It matters who says it first is first and I love you for it sometimes I love you and sometimes you’re first but there are days oh my those days when I I say, Never tell, and you tell me…
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Special Feature: Melissa Goode

TRIPTYCH An artwork in three panels Photographic Triptych, Venice – Steven John, 2018   Points in the air   A funeral procession moved through the narrow, cobblestone streets of Burano. Four men carried the coffin on their shoulders. They were…
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Special Feature: Rebekah Bergman

Certain Solitary Creatures   I. ECOSYSTEM The animal life here has grown robust: the roaches, the mice, the creatures who are late for work and tunneling underground. The epidemic is now obesity, and not starvation. The squirrels will not touch…
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Special Feature: Lynn Mundell

Tres Flores   Hibiscus Rita already knows all flowers are not created equal. Hibiscus can’t be picked—they shrivel within hours. Yet the ancient film star tells her this and other well-known facts. Whites are separated from colors. Fruit bowls are…
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Special Feature: Michael Loveday

A Slow and Relentless Arrival   Now it’s too late for us to return, though something calls us back with the force of an obsession. A bloodied horizon dulls gradually into night. We seem so separate from that fire lowering…
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