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ISO by Sophie Klahr

wanted: a width, a girth. vessel me, burden me, break me into bearing:
take this sluice to be swollen, worn, heavy in gait, o
give me a heft to hold…

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FOUR POEMS by Rebecca Hazelton

HOMEWRECKERS   Say hi to California for me. Say hi to lovely weather. I hear your movie is a good one. Your movie is a winner. Say good morning to the good girl beside you. Say hello to good decisions. The bread and the toast it becomes. The sweet unction of jam and the dull […]

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EVEN AS YOU TELL ME OF THE HORSES by Ama Codjoe

The number of nights I’ve spent alone crowd the grass like fallen green apples. They are years spotted, bruised, and wasting. Not a spell or a season,   but a lifetime—a good life with a brick house, libraries, a surprise party for my thirty-third birthday, leather boots, Fela Kuti, and mercy dressed   in my […]

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MRI by Leila Chatti

I wear a gown that ties in the back; this is how I am sure I am sick. The nurse can’t be more than a few years older than I, smiling as if we’re friends while I grip closed the gape of my frock. Laying down on the narrow carriage, I think it’s a bit […]

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SUMMER TRIANGLE by M.J. Bender

Deneb in the Swan; Altair in the Eagle; Vega in the Lyre—he brought home a woman at three in the morning and told me to get out of bed and go sit on the front porch. I listened to her having an orgasm— a chord, a jazz chord: three thirds on top of the root. […]

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THE NATURE OF LOVE by Aaron Belz

I disagree with you about the nature of love and by extension about art or rather the role of form in art for while abstraction can delight the senses it is not sustainable or repeatable and what humans need is more like a glass of water not only upon waking but one at lunchtime and […]

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BROWNING UP NICELY by S.M. Brodie

The 1970’s were full of firsts for many people. Richard Nixon became the first president to resign from office. Raul Castro became the first Latino to hold the office of Governor in the great State of Arizona.

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TWO POEMS by Marlin M. Jenkins

DRINKING GAME

When the pastor spits
while sputtering any
variation of God’s name.

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FIVE STORIES by Karen Brennan

THE CORPSE AND ITS ADMIRERS
The coffin is grey with gold curlicues at the corners, at each of the four corners, although we only see two from where we are sitting with our mother.

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TWO POEMS by Tyree Daye

SAME OAKS, SAME YEAR
My cousin kept me and his little brother saved me from our uncle’s pit bull, then spent seven years in prison for his set. Every other word he said was blood.

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ARTWORK by John Oualline

JemisonFaust.What Lies Beneath #1.36×48.jpg ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 5   Back to Issue 10 www.ouallinestudio.com

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CITIZEN by Tariq al Haydar

Enter the ministry through the main gate (not the women’s entrance), on Olaya Street: Memorize the number on your ID card (#1072049285). Vote in the municipal elections, , so that the world may see you and celebrate the act

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