Apr/May 2024

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Special Feature — Word Poems

Poems containing the words run, ever, rise, and green.

view from the valley floor

a region's benediction.
she was not the preferred black, an ebony banquet for willows

Jeff Hartnett

Call Waiting

If I was alone, I'd never say so,
only that mom and dad were unavailable
in case the tinny, disembodied voice
on the other end had bad intentions.

Robert Pfeiffer

(3+1) Men Versus Grand Narrative

Grief is said to do this: making the near farther,
and the far, nearer.

Ankush Banerjee

Limping Home
(Spotlight Runner-Up!)

imagine a day expanding
with fuzzy nerves    threshed
snow in which my son lay

Clay Cantrell