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Bitter Birds by Bucket Siler

Lock your bicycle in the alleyway where the restaurants empty their trash. Food truck exhaust mixed with garbage smell and the pavement...

I'm the Squid by Angela Townsend

I have a friend who never uses the word “creatures.” I’m not sure I’ve heard him say “living things.” If he is speaking of humans,...

The Rent in the Galaxy by Travis Flatt

When Earth wakes up thirsty and reaches for the nightstand and can't find the glass she always sets out the night before, she'll think,...

Signals by Mikki Aronoff

The teacup rattles on its saucer as it crosses the space between wife and husband. The wife raises her eyebrows for a refill, then...

Grosseries by Julius Olofsson

With a shopping basket in his hand, he stands there. He took the bus. Others around him came riding upon genetically engineered Great...

Wool garden by Marisca Pichette

Fountains—found-tains—found, fond, An ain is what? Plain, pain, air lodged in your nose. Breath like sun-bleached spring, winter hangs on...

Our Years of Golden Horses by Lynn Mundell

When one of them was 8 and the other 9, they drew horses on the printer paper one of the dads brought home from his office. Green horses,...

these aerial views— by Abbie Doll

mountain ranges reduced to anthill craters, sprawling suburbs compressed to crop circle parking lots everything shrinks (up here) every...

Dear Bottlefly by Eric Fisher Stone

Your wings murmur hymns that the dead return to life, your body’s gleaming bean robbing the rabbit’s eye. Your feet’s rancid needles rub...

The Garden Stirs by Devon Neal

In dark December, stiff January, it’s always a brisk walk to the car to start and turn the heat on, or the weekend grocery trips, the...

Two Poems by Erika Seshadri

MURMURATION the firmament welcomes flight in dim light of fading day, when starlings return to roost staccato chirps give way to...

Carnival by Laura Grace Weldon

after Danusha Laméris The game dupes us all at first. We play hard, scars fading faster than their stories, time’s twirl only a number. I...

Along the Periphery by Hema Nataraju

You say you can’t bear to live with my parents anymore. I love them, but I choose you, so we move out of their warm basement and into an...

Coping by Sarah Roth

After Hanif Abdurraqib An endless room with endless windows / and the view outside is just better out of some windows than others / at...

A Baptism by Nathaniel Spain

Follow the irrigation ditch beyond the railway line and you come to a thicket of willow trees. Between them the hem of a chain-link fence...

Plant Food by D. W. Baker

I would be a plant in your garden and be happy for a short life, hearing nothing but your thoughtless song, watching you feel the sun...

Sextant by Debra Mihalic Staples

In 1905, Mina Benson Hubbard led a successful expedition across the Labrador wilderness, then published A Woman’s Way Through Unknown...

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