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PATHWAYS BY LUCIA HAASE

Most bridges wear the slow burn of time. Parts remain intact. This journey back and forth. I need to stop. More. And not by accident. Peer beneath. What really is reflecting? The rush? The traffic? I need more. A ship moves....

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ADIRONDACK AUTUMN BY LUCIA HAASE

Mountains before me and mountains behind me, flame up in gold and red. Sunset’s glow reflects in water, breeze stirred. Gentle flow of memory, all leaves—each branch entwined stirs a winded Blue Mountain Lake, in mind as I...

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UNHAPPY IN THEIR OWN WAY BY ANNIKA BAJAJ

When you climb so high that you can’t see the ground, you can easily believe that there is no ground that you can just go back to before it all started; and everything will be okay. From that point, it only takes a couple steps...

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GONE BY SHARON SCHOLL

People I knew once that fit like puzzle pieces in the jigsaw of my life pass though my mind like curtains lifting in a summer breeze. Victims of time that slips past unmarked, vanishing to memory Lost down the miles, the slow...

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SKIN HUNGER BY SHARON SCHOLL

Our glances touch through sheets of plexiglass. in checkout lines. Our arms fake-hug friends by large empty gestures. We laugh at our frustrations from where we stand on taped lines at prescribed intervals. Not the Black Death,...

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APPARITION BY SHARON SCHOLL

Some nights I watch myself drowsing and feel time slipping like a phantom through the dark hours. Unable to launch myself from the continent of consciousness into the placid sea of sleep, I nurse a vague distrust in the hidden...

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ASHES BY SHARON SCHOLL

Shall I be scattered or located? Strewed across a waveless tide to sift slowly down to sand or perched upon a mantle as anonymous black box? Shall I disappear leaving no duties of recall, no obligations for a yearly trudge of...

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THE BROADEST WORD BY JONATHAN BRACKER

“And now the award for the broadest word In the English language. The envelope, please.” Packed audience waits with somewhat bated breath. Celebrity slits the large envelope, draws out the card, Scans it quickly, then smiling...

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AFTER TUCKING MYSELF IN BY JONATHAN BRACKER

I had difficulty remaining asleep last night. Thrashing, I kicked the sliding blankets worse. Then comforting words came to my mind – and they Came more than once – “Good night. Good night. Sleep tight.” I thought I heard them...

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