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THE THIN MAN BY DAVID RADAVICH

He loses weight because it feels good not to cast a shadow in this world. Let him pass through the eye of the needle, let him disappear against glass. Some have told him it is beyond fashionable. His clothes cling like lost...

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WHAT’S COOKING BY DAVID RADAVICH

Nothing tastes better than poetry. Slow-cooked in its juices, rhymed with flavors like my mother used to make with her mottled hands and mind firm as risen dough baked that long in the oven. Nothing matches those flavors, that...

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PLANTING IN SEPTEMBER BY DAVID RADAVICH

It feels like a late beginning. Digging down toward the center, pulling out brown, lifting in green then tamping like a lover settling his partner to sleep. Enough water to welcome the wizards then let everything live, live....

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BARGAINING BY JACQUELYN SHAH

Tell me! Please! The why and when and where. Answers you can scribble with this pencil–– here’s a pad. Later I’ll compare the truth with what you write, O wily Sibyl. But first, reveal the foremost mystery nagging, plaguing,...

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ODE TO THE INCONCEIVABLE BY JACQUELYN SHAH

I sing blue whale with heart of more than a thousand pounds–– what beating! What surge and urge to love . . . to love and love and love . . . I sing blue whale with tongue of many many pounds mouth that holds a hundred tons of...

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NOT A CLUE BY JACQUELYN SHAH

Well, there was a body, true . . . but despite the many musings of a crew of would-be sleuths, not a single view seemed right. Professor Verging- on-Violet and Mrs. Winking-White knew the evidence was slight, so too the...

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ON MY WALK BY LOIS PERCH VILLEMAIRE

in the neighborhood taken hundreds of times, up ahead I see a tent in a front yard, coming closer a long table with kids sitting behind in a row, a sign— Lemonade for Sale cookies, candy, fresh lemons on display. I stop and...

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KING SAUL’S TRAGIC END BY PAUL PANISH

…And Saul was afraid and his heart trembled greatly, and he said to his servants, “Seek me a woman that divines by a ghost that I may go to her and inquire of her.” And the servants said to him, “There is a woman that divines by...

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