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COOLEEMEE CREEK BY BOBBY BRUCH

Morning, noon and dusk waters rush in Cooleemee Creek. Slippery rocks and noisy bugs will lick your feet and bite your toes. Muddy banks go on for miles. Rhythmically the water flows.   A love-struck girl crossed Cooleemee Creek...

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ROWEENA BY BOBBY BRUCH

My great grandmother was Cherokee; a preplanned life when she was born. Worked the farm of her Irish husband growing potatoes, carrots, cabbage, corn, living tempestuously.   One photo survived decades: Dark wrinkled skin...

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SOUTHERN LOVE BY BOBBY BRUCH

Most times I travel to see this stunning land lying peaceful, silent and serene as April departs her with a kiss.   Poets rightly wrote of her musical streams and lakes.  The hills hold a church-like, cloistered way of life.  ...

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THE SUN GOD AND MY DOG BY STAN PISLE

Birds wake Udo, my German Shorthair, each morning with the original form of the tweet. Six octaves lower, he sings duplicating “The Sun God’s Lament” Together they proposition a new day as I search for shirt,...

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A HOARDER BY VINCENT BELL

Back when circuses were still fun, the big ones always had a clown car which stopped in the center ring illuminated by a single spotlight. Clowns kept jumping out; even the littlest kids understood it was a trick, but we all...

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A RUNWAY TOO SHORT BY VINCENT BELL

Finally, I was able to say that I wanted to be a poet even though I understood that I would be trying to take off on a short runway. The nightmares started immediately: accelerating down that runway but never fast enough to get...

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WASHING BY VINCENT BELL

The first bath that I remember was at the hands of my older sister. My mother was glad to delegate her child rearing tasks. It was an old bathroom in the city with white tiles covered with thin black lines, varicose veins,...

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AN UNEXPECTED CHALLENGE BY J.S. KIERLAND

Ever since Willy Two Horse had been elected as the Tupai Tribe’s President, its Board Meetings kept getting closer and closer to the designated starting time of two o’clock. The latest meeting got underway at 2:37 PM, less than...

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GENTLE READER BY JONATHAN BRACKER

The blurbs on the back of the travel book In the free bin outside the secondhand store Made the book sound affable. The man Took it home with him as a possible pal. The volume was by a male. Happy to sit In his favorite chair by...

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