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Three Poems by Benjamin Miller

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      IN THE PLACE OF BEST INTENTIONS

As this is not the land of ice packs
and regenerations, of spent glue guns

or antiseptic counters—since shy
reminders filter through the streets…

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Three Poems by Brian Komei Dempster

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CROSSING

No turning back. Deep in the Utah desert now, having left one home
      to return to the temple of my grandfather. I press the pedal
            hard. Long behind me, civilization’s last sign—

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IOWA
by Stephen Berg

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When I think of it now I still see just how ugly and dirty the place was, what a bare unprotected monk-like life it was that year, living first in the old tire warehouse on the outskirts of town, no toilet or sink, no furniture, nothing except two ratty mattresses, fruit crates…

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Three Poems by Sam Sax

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i watch him touch him self over a screen
and pretend it is with my hands

how you pull a quiver from an arrow.

he moans and i grow jealous of the satellites.

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Three Poems by Collier Nogues

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MISSISSIPPI

I know forgetting myself is a good thing, the best loss.
The trees look soft in the fog’s distance, egg-colored light
all over them. Even the sheep,   
eggy.
         The earth dries in ribs the rain has drawn on it.

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Three Poems by Melissa Ginsburg

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THE JOB

Not being stupid
I took what was offered: the job
was waiting and I did it
with sand and mirrors, in glitter
while I paced. I waited, I fell
in love with waiting …



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Two Poems by Yona Harvey

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GINGIVITIS, NOTES ON FEAR
I hesitate invoking that      doubled emptiness: open—
my daughter’s mouth      in the bathroom mirror—
not her first vanity      but first blood inkling
she tastes & smoothes      with her tongue.

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ANTIPHON FOR THE OFFICE OF THE DEAD by William Kelley Woolfitt

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DOLOROSA by Molly Rose Quinn

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