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A MANHATTAN CHRISTMAS CAROL BY BOBBIE WAYNE

“In a one… horse… o…pen…,” we carolers sang in harmony. With the slightest trace of a smile as he passed us, the officer reached the door at the other end of the car, yanked it open and just before exiting announced, “No candles” over the train’s din.

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ATMOSPHERIC RIVER BY JEANINE STEVENS

The creeping thyme exudes the fragrance
of English summers.
Whose gentle step crushed
this herb to give off such perfume:
the twin skunks who dance
in our moonlight,
the raccoon heading to the fish pond?

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DELTA BY RACHEL TRAMONTE

At terminal 4, gate 24 I promised
not to make eye contact
Or commit any acts of speech
until we swoop sideways over the last vista
and pounce on a tarp.

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A THOUSAND DIMES BY JOHN MCCLUSKEY

November meant snow back then, filling winter’s cup from Thanksgiving on, spilling over one day into the next, and the next after that, till the first flakes of November lay buried under layers thick as the great heaps of wet winter clothing discarded by the kitchen door at the end of every winter day.

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