Oct/Nov 2019

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(These are excerpts—click on the titles to view the complete poems)

Special Feature — Word Poems
Poems containing the words brew, indigo, paper, and cruise.


Two Poems
a sound on the earth
like loud applause,
celebrating the end
D.S. Maolalai


Body Image Issues of a Human Centipede
A cold spot left—
the shape of your palm
the shape of our continent
Morgan Eklund


One-Way, Out and Only
I think of all the braided girls and ponytailed women who vanished,
the dads in new tennis shoes ill fit for woodruff trails
Jeff Burt


Book of Numbers
Your voice untangled the air as it fell
and mulled the water
I continue to tend it daily
Rose Fairfield


An Arab in Harlem, Learning
I'm busy mesmerizing over thick braids, a plaid jacket, ankara
headwrap, sequin hoops, man in cane.
Nur Turkmani


Drosophilia (to Drosophila melanogaster)
He's saving up—gnats and little crawly things—
For a buxom wench ripe with spider eggs.
Thomas J. Hubschman


Two Poems
And it is large. And it grows larger—
a force determined
washing over the world.
Patrice Claeys


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