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POSTCARD BY SANDRA KOLANKIEWICZ

Across the bay: the tip of the lighthouse pierces the north end of the flat fog bank draping itself over the harbor like a hen covering her brood, the summer night soft and downy, safely oppressive, as pleasant as childhood...

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BBC DAWN BY SANDRA KOLANKIEWICZ

You were most beautiful after you were gone, so often the case with love when your father took your mother for granted or she would rather have been an artist than a wife.  But there you are. What I recall was not the rhino...

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TINDER BY SANDRA KOLANKIEWICZ

The horse: difficult to provide for             because of the divorce, but necessary nonetheless, for how does one survive             except by disappearing completely in to love, that distinct smell and muzzle,            ...

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TOPOGRAPHY BY DANIELLE MONZO

Like water down the well of your back, I trace my touch over the slope of your ribs, feel your ujjayi dove reverberate into my anahata and all is a soft static   I hear the echo of mercury waves rock steady under the pink moon...

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REVELATIONS BY DANIELLE MONZO

For the nights he spent on foot wondering the wakes the summit had left in its ofference as exception to earth, a dream would come like a lightning bolt and ground him and confusion would dance between spliced ions and scatter...

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THE WORD BY PERSIS KARIM

I study the shape of her open mouth as she says it. The cringe of her nose and upward pull of cheeks. The word on her lips as if: we are longtime friends, girlfriends even, who share secrets, know each other’s birthdays, our...

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KADDISH BY PERSIS KARIM

To be born in the fire of yesterday and breathe as if more is to come.   This sorrow that fills us, heavy with the ground of our need can also lift us like the scattered petals of spring buds.   Let it sing with the ache of new...

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ON DISCOVERING MILOSZ BY PERSIS KARIM

                        for Dean When I was barely twenty and hardly knew the solemnity of poetry and poets but knew the sense of it like a young girl knows the first flare of arousal in her body, I heard his big voice, thick...

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FISH HOUSE PUNCH BY BOBBIE WAYNE

“In 1732, George Washington made no entry in his diary for three days after having partaken of the punch served at the hunting and fishing club known as The Fish House.” I glanced up from The Thirteen Colonies Cookbook, and...

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GO WITH THE FLOW BY NOMI ISENBERG

I believe in being proactive when it comes to health care. I schedule my annual mammogram on time, make sure I have a colonoscopy every few years, submit myself to the dermatologist’s scrutiny as he scans my body every six...

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SHOOTING FROM THE PAINT BY MELISSA LOWRIE

I drove to my parents’ house forty miles south on a rainy November day. My mother’s call prompted the trip—one I had anticipated. She said she didn’t think it would be long until my father died. Essentially, if you want to say...

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