If There’s an Angel of Lost Gloves

Denton Loving
my father didn’t believe and didn’t wait for holy intercession. He mislaid his gloves faster than his temper. He wasn’t
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The Long Walk in April [Howick, Northumberland]

Ceinwen Haydon
New bracken unfurls Sea-horse fronds born in grass Gnarled Ent shadows whorl Busy silence pulses past Sea-horse fronds born in grass Solitary
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Laced Intentions

Lorrie Ness
I hate lace curtains and their contortionist ways. Their holes deforming like Munch’s scream at the slightest tug— underdogs in
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Mademoiselle Ravoux

Kassandra Montag
--on the painting by Van Gogh The sunflowers grow taller this year. They nearly touch the sun. I climb a
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Dear Son

Therese Svoboda
It's the day before the day before. The sky is still blue. Which vessel for the DNA – lightship or
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Elegy for the Turtle

Eleanor Levine
I will be sad for a moment because she used words like “quotidian”—and “it’s ok to discuss your $900 compressor
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Dancing with a Doorknob

Barbara Conrad
Everything you’d want in a dance partner was there in Betsy’s basement, Friday night girl party, stereo blasting the Everly
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Homage

Shirley Brewer
in memory of my brother, Richard We piled into your burgundy ’48 Chrysler each October, our fall pilgrimage to the
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My Lanyard

Bruce Spang
As a boy I had no idea what to do with my hands. At Camp Hastings YMCA camp, where the
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What Did Noah Do For a Living?

Therese Svoboda
https://arkencounter.com/ Kentucky's 510 ft. Ark Encounter. Pine, not the customary gopher wood. $40 adult/day. Unlimited 7 day combo $99, zip
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Sangen Jaya

Valerie Fox
It’s been eighteen, nineteen years. I triangulate my way around unnamed streets and pass by the noodle shop, a police
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Thursday Morning in October on Salem Mubarak Street

Craig Loomis
At the bakalah, I part the heavy plastic that covers the doorway, and aiming a Salamalakum in the direction of
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The Hills of Ojców When I Was Small

Erik Harper Klass
Jan Lechoń and his lover lie side by side, like two question marks, on a bed of saffron sheets. Jan
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We Want It to Be History

Terese Svoboda
Australians battled the flood until a bird with a leaf in its mouth showed them the way to Mt. Broome.
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On Quitting Coffee

Jason Warshof
That awful fall of 2016 needs no introducing. But we all have our associations with it. My sister had just
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Nine Boxes

Katherine Bell
1. Kitchen Items Pots and pans. Mugs. Beer glasses from various bars across the country. Matching plates and bowls with
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Eyes On Him

Caroline Bock
-“Beauty has a strangeness”-- Linda Gregg, from her poem, “Fragments” Mottled, veins afloat, shadows flicker, the lid dips, and resists,
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Anovulation

Toby Goostree
Six months later, when your period returned to an empty house, curtains drawn, I bought an ovulation test; you were
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Meet the Fitbittiest

Nathan Leslie
We are proud to announce the Fittbittiest, the much improved-upon watch slash gate-keeper of the body slash mentor slash Yoda
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The Stone Menagerie

Daniel Jenkins
In Tanzania, a thesaurus of birds perch stiffly, petrified by the alkaline slime of Lake Natron. These avian stones, these
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Hibernation

Peter Amos
And so Natalie came to see sleep as the solution. It made her feel like barfing a little, like the
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This Could Be Anywhere, I Could Be Anyone

Jen Grow
I leave the store after a small, middle-aged domestic thrill: A good deal on bathroom rugs ($14.99 for two). As
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