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“Exposure” by Chris Simon

Exposure The pops and flashes of brilliance, instamatic flash bulb explosions of acrid clarity make translucent the opacity of my reticence. I open up to the paparazzi of your insistence and give you my best side, baring all, centerfolded. I … Continue reading

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Two Poems by Corey Mesler

Path for Chloe This is the fairy tale, the one with the path, the one with the darkness. Take my hand. You are still wee to me. Tell me again how you will grow and love and prosper. That’s the … Continue reading

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Three Poems by Ben Nardolilli

Set the Dark You once came to the beam city Following evening amulets, Leave it, you cannot hope to grow Where you have been buried, Around you are sacred powers, To render you into content That cannot be transformed. That … Continue reading

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Three Poems by Richard Peake

Pine Trees and Alligators Pickup trucks with rifles hanging in the cab, lumber mills processing wood from piney forests, planted acres to pay the tab on land between the Pigeon and Tombigbee, longleaf pines, red-cockaded woodpeckers, alligators, bald cypress, Spanish … Continue reading

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“The Last Crummy Poem?” by James Valvis

As most poems I write Are not worthy of me And most poems you read Are not worthy of you This poem is not worthy Consider this If the bombs should fall All over the world While I write this … Continue reading

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Two Poems by Karla Linn Merrifield

The Lullaby On the day of the three dolphins with no other premonition I could feel this page of paper simply disappeared & my pen began speaking aloud as if it had intended to do so all along. Several moments, … Continue reading

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Three Poems by Howie Good

Writing Life Leaves fly like red kites. A boy kicks an apple across the street. I can hear his voice, but not his words. The wind thrusts its beak into me. The Butterfly Garden of Absinthe The first time I … Continue reading

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