Tag Archive: literary magazine

Jeff Friedman

Strip Poker My lover shuffles the deck, fanning the cards into a bridge. The cards arc like a rainbow, then fly wildly through the air like fish hurling out of the water into the mouths of bottled-nosed dolphins that leap…
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Kelli Russell Agodon

Overcrowded With Ghosts My nights are packed with mourning—barn swallow in the closet, fishhook attached to its beak. I once had a sister named Hazard, we daydreamed about orchids, I washed the blood out of her hair. My nights are…
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Matthew Minicucci

Kappa It’s raining again, you say. Near flow and no-slip. Car on the curvature of space and time and boxed wine. Here: the clear empty well of a disappointed glance. New glacier. Gravitation and some brief disturbance of co-habitation. Volume…
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Amelia Martens

Some Day We Will be Scientists, or Farmers   We have begun the experiments. Peek-a- Boo Birdhouse, with two-way mirror so the girls can spy on chirpy hatchlings, watch cartoons, and cry. Next comes the Roots- Vue Farm Kit, dirt…
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Pedro Ponce

The Library Shelves of Babel The Library’s closure went largely unremarked, apart from a segment or two on the nightly news. Our screens filled with colored bars charting the inevitable: Maintaining books was too expensive. The city budget had been…
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