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SPEAKING TO MY CLOCK BY JONATHAN BRACKER

Red plastic box two inches square from China, Bought at the five-and-dime for $4.99, Your reiterative, insistent, quiet cheeping Alarms me so gently from sleep That its inventor I could wish to meet. Your soft chirp continuing,...

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RIPPAVILLA BY BOBBIE WAYNE

I had never been late for one of my own concerts before. But as my husband, Dan, and I followed one unmarked country road after another through Maury County, Tennessee, thirty-one miles south of Nashville, I began to fear we...

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#US-TOO BY FELIX NEALS

While you’re on your feet, Hubby, do me a favor, won’t you, Honey? Bring me a cup of coffee, please. Oh, and a slice of toast with cheese. Gee, thanks an awful lot. Oh, hell! Would you wipe up that spot? Thanks. Say, how long...

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CIRCLE OF TIME BY FELIX NEALS

My father kidnapped me when I was 10 years old, seven years after my parents divorced. He bought a second-hand, 1931, A Model Ford and decided to test-drive it over the 366 miles from Jacksonville, where he lived, to Brown Sub...

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SEA GRASS BY ERICH VON HUNGEN

The sea grass on the high sloping dunes of sand, sparse, irregular, over-long, a salt-gray green, bends back, backward and away from the dark, white-crested waves. The old man looks out at the day, this day, any day. The wind of...

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HEARTBREAK BY ERICH VON HUNGEN

I. Tomatoes fallen. The plant bent; the stems given up on what was too much to hold. Fallen, split and let to rot. The earth stained by them– a shadow running, spilling a darkening settling, biting in. Ants, too, to pick...

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NIGHT BY ERICH VON HUNGEN

It flew in with the crows, driving the other birds out. And we, we took our place in that space beneath their dreadful wings where promises seemed plausible, and where, in the dark, we tried to keep them. Oh, you were not bad....

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YOGA FOR DUMMIES BY NATASHA DEONARAIN

In this pose, stretch until you fall apart. In this pose, fall into a dark matter. In this pose, learn that nothing is as it seems. In this pose, make a plea bargain. In this pose, option to become a delusion or a distraction....

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BRIEF MOMENTS BY DOMINIC DULIN

1 that old train – golden wheat wet and waving 2 red roof inn the first r unlit 3 yu-hsiang tofu my pants fit a bit tighter 4 a child sees herself in a small puddle saying nothing 5 finally found his futon my old...

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