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COLLEGE OF MUSIC BY SUSANA ROBERTS

Let’s claim the abandoned factory, the one where gutted pigs hung on hooks, cars emerged from metal casings or, yes, textiles spun from clattering looms, 24 hours a day, filling the air with cotton. Let’s put clear, clean glass...

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CLAIRVOYANT BY ELIZABETH MORSE

My son, Alex, is learning how to be a psychic. This is in addition to his college classes at SUNY online. He goes to ZOOM classes with other Gen Z mediums and they all channel together. They listen carefully to the words of...

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HOW TO SAY FAREWELL BY LEE LANDAU

I plan tomorrow’s move, journey to my next future. Boxes climb the walls like tendrils of overlooked ivy. Roses inch up the trellis outside the back door. All this growth twenty-five summers hoeing choke weed, gardening back...

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ANOTHER LOVER GONE ASTRAY BY LEE LANDAU

Another lover disappears, ghosts echo loss, even derision. The record holder for shortest affairs, I entreat these misalliances, small Wonders of dreamscape over real, like bones with no underpinnings to salvage. Love or...

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WEATHER LOGS BY TONI LA REE BENNETT

This morning, you studied the frost on the railing of the lighthouse. You checked the handwritten weather logs for a comparison to this time last year. You studied the curves and thrusts of the letters in the words written by...

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I CAN’T BREATHE BY RON CARTER

Stolen from Africa, the slave traders’ gold Densely packed in the airless hold The dead fed sharks as they crossed the sea And Kunta Kinte said, “I can’t breathe.” Toiling in the sun, their dreadful lives While nightly the Massa...

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NOTES FROM AN ALMOST WHO BY ROBERT LUHN

It arrived quite by accident. Amid the usual fourth-class clutter in my mailbox (“Wax your sink—the latest in home care innovation!”) lay the thick, cream-colored envelope. I turned it over in my hand. The richly...

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A VIRAL EASTER BY JOHN KOTTKE

The virus is alive and well As it has been forever Teaching timeless lessons In ever new ways It is the unpleasant truth We deny but cannot avoid Chasing us relentlessly Waiting for us to find it We track it and trap it Describe...

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NO SUBSTITUTE BY JOHN KOTTKE

Gentle rainfall Fills every pore of soil Stretched over the mantle Of a single-family farm A single well Could not quench The thirst of a field Of flowers or corn Nor should a dozen wells Deplete from the earth Its reservoir of...

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NATURE’S AMORALITY BY JOHN KOTTKE

The invading grasses steal the life From the stems of those planted With intention of yielding rich fruit. Yet the forlorn squeeze out the smallest Of progeny with the greatest of effort And no thought of failure or success Only...

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WHEN THE WIND CHANGES BY JOHN KOTTKE

I walked out in the middle of March at 3 a m, and it was warm, warmer than all three months past. My lungs expanded as if suddenly released from bondage and allowed to run free. This was wrong. It was not normal. It was an ill...

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