P.K. HARMON

BLUE TO GREEN What can be said in the body that the mind cannot express? Look at me. Every part springs with spring (or something) because you look. I am in a field that is fenceless, I am being taken in by your vision: me, then me as image turned …

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ELIZABETH KIM

SILENT MOVIE DREAM    

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JOSEPH CULLIER

EXCERPTS FROM THE SENSITIVE BOY SLUMBER PARTY MANIFESTO (THE OPERATING SYSTEM, 2015)   WHERE DO I GO? Texas is the newest self-help craze. Everyone keeps asking about the cowboys. Before I was born someone wrote a bible about something. God always calls collect. I know nothing. We bump into each other during …

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MELISSA DIAS-MANDOLY

FRUIT FLIES Fruit flies are model organisms. Which is not to say they are upstanding citizens, but that they can imitate human systems, meaning: we can see ourselves in them. And not just because occasionally you wake to a forgotten wine glass on the mantle pocked with a tiny black …

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EMILY CLARK

IMAGINE SAM   Imagine there are two people.  They are both called Sam. Sam 1 makes you get up early and the other keeps you awake thinking all night.   Imagine that Sam 2 toasts to your presence with flat champagne and kisses you with a sticky mouth. {Deceiving, contemplating, …

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P. K. HARMON

BLUE TO GREEN What can be said in the body that the mind cannot express? Look at me. Every part springs with spring (or something) because you look. I am in a field that is fenceless, I am being taken in by your vision: me, then me as image turned …

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PATRICIA McCRYSTAL

RABBITS When you left, every morning for a week I went out to the garden and watched the rabbits. I filled my mouth with dirt and closed my eyes. I listened to them run. Every night I wrote letters across the ceiling in cursive shadows with my fingers. I exhaled …

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MICHELLE ACKER

AGAIN&AGAIN every minute life begins in cessation of the rain (always is ending, beginning, ending, beginning, always is somewhere it is raining & now not) somewhere you are dying now &never &forever and once again now the fat rainclouds gather their skirts to dance and look— in what strange little …

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LAURA PAGE

TO LIMN AS FIRE DOES Proximity to the licking, as it gathers Bright and sad fuels, hot forked tongues doing as I do, me With a great peat of regret that I can offer neither you, Nor the grate— is enough, is Not enough. Proximity to this consuming is To …

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ALICIA SALVADEO

INHERITANCE   By definition a being invalid.  I mean the newer of the two. Like lunar light. Like a daughter lit up: unworkable   promise. Or loosely: the premise of fish teeth too familiar for comfort, washed ashore to chatter chorus logic   in which the daughter stands dumb, a …

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