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JUST BELOW US BY KATHERINE INEZ DAVIS

A small, boxy Chevy in fading, beaten beige a reminder of a lost aunt sitting at the side of our lot taunting two silly friends to find the key, coast across the street  around to the back of the church, to our own training...

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THE CONTESTANT BY KATHERINE INEZ DAVIS

All these people asked me if the doctor told her how much time – like this is a chancy game show and she, an excited, screaming player standing before a famous host who flips over a cardboard sign – Surprise! You win nine more...

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HOME RUN BY CATHY ANN KODRA

The gun was missing. They kept it in the deepest drawer, the third one below the toaster. On Saturday at noon, she absentmindedly dug under the regular dishtowels for the thicker cotton towel they used to cover Kye’s homemade...

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LETTERS OF CONCERN BY KURT SCHMIDT

December 2014Dear Folks, As I sat in my studio the other day, contemplating a 25th Christmas letter, I glanced out my window and saw three moose at the back of the yard — a female lying on the ground chewing her cud and two very...

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TWO POEMS FOR CARL SHARPE BY WALLY SWIST

If Poetry Were a Field of Grain   If poetry were a field of grain you would be the one harvesting that field, and distributing it so that others could make the bread of literature, so that they may sustain themselves and others,...

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A LANDLUBBER JOINS THE NAVY BY JOE MASI

I join the Navy Gets me a draft deferment ‘til I graduate I get my gold ensign bars I say goodbye, college joys Alaska beckons Ferocious winds stir the sea Ship rocks, rolls, yaws Waves raise the bow slam it down Ship quakes....

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FEARS BY JOE MASI

I Moving from Chickahominy to central Greenwich location Night before, fake sleep, eavesdrop Mom, Dad talk in serious whispers Mom, “Bank about to take garage How can we buy a house, still eat?” Dad, “Not sure, but must get kids...

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