Oct/Nov 2023

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Special Feature — Word Poems

Poems containing the words saw, deserve, grass, and heavy.

(Spotlight Runner-Up!)

Jeffers sagged and clenched his fist,
his last chance for someone to pay
the penalty gone.

John Cullen

Watching the 50th Anniversary Edition of Star Trek, Drinking Coffee, and Thinking I'd Rather be on the Enterprise Instead

Uhura, in her skimpy uniform
with the black boots and tights

Deborah Doolittle

Gift of an African head

You were academic royalty, after a fashion, and I—I was
the son of peasants made good

Michael J. Galko


It is big blue apathy all
around us.

Benjamin Nash


hives of specialized workers, each vital
breath drawn in concert across continents

Cathy Hollister