Jan/Feb 2020

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

Special Feature — Word Poems
Poems containing the words long, west, moon, and news.


Working from Home During a Storm
soon we're outside—me wrapped
around you on a sled, Harley-style,
flying down a crystal slope
Mary Beth Hines


Whiskey Neat
What exactly conspired
to pinch into place
this recipe for rescue
Shoshauna Shy


Three Cows Staring at a Dead Coyote
Ghosts rise through the soil in the fields,
rise through the ceilings of this house,
rise through our bed and rise through you
John Leonard


Said to a Drowned Daddy Longlegs
I peered long and close, as I should've
before causing closeted rain.
Phoebe Marrall


In My Arms
(Spotlight Runner-Up!)
I was fascinated to observe
his anatomical processes, the condyles,
the feathery clouds of gray body matter
Jayne Marek


It Is Whatever Myth
Each landmark disappears
with a Cheshire Kitty smile.
Trails go nowhere awhile.
Russell Rowland


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