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STRAPS BY MICHAEL H. LEVIN

(April: Anna Burstein, traveler) This was the jonquil time she thought to take the road and these were her conspirators that cinched the wicker case she hauled aboard the two-day train which dropped her off in Leipzig towards...

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NEW ASHFORD BY SUE ELLEN LOVEJOY

Today on my way someplace else I drive through New Ashford Meagerness scribbled in the margins of the Berkshires Pick-ups sprawled on yellowed yards It’s June but roadside signs ‘Think Snow’ Who lives here anyway? Then I think...

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RIGHTS BY SUE ELLEN LOVEJOY

Today, she twirls in circles in her periwinkle dress, a ribbon in her hair to celebrate this special day. Her teacher will present her with an Honor Roll Award. She’s 10 years old and jubilant. Today a young man pulls the body...

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THE SOURCE BY DAVID CURRY

So, love, we return from a trip to my native Springfield, where I have learned, this late, with thanks to the Abraham Lincoln Museum, that Abe is the father of the expression “bass-ackwards.” I now admire him even more. The...

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ORCHESTRA BY DAVID CURRY

I still can’t get over it. All these fellow creatures together enabling such surpassing beauty, some of them having started — when? — perhaps in grade school band, where I definitively failed to learn the trombone. The trombone!...

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IN THE VILLAGE CEMETERY KATE MARSHALL

I blame Aunt’s high school frenemy, “Big D,” for calling during the storm to tell Aunt that someone was buried in her cemetery plot. I also thank her. Monsoon June. My father, dead six months. My mother, splitzies to pursue her...

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FAR FROM HOME BY SUSAN POPE

White marble crosses and stars of David fan out across the precisely groomed lawn. White on green. No families gather at the headstones. No messy floral bouquets to disturb the order and symmetry. As we step off the bus, a...

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A WOMAN’S LIFE BY DIANA RAAB, PHD

Kicking * Wiggling * Sucking * Sleeping *Eating * Growling Crawling* Sitting * Walking * Counting * Reading * Writing Biking * Dancing * Flirting * Necking * Loving * Cramping Rebelling * Driving * Exercising * Studying *...

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PRISMS OF MY MIND BY DIANA RAAB, PHD

You might glance at me and never imagine certain things about me— like how at home in the dark I bite my cuticles nibble chocolate in my closet, while nursing a glass of chardonnay, and collect unusual shoes beside antique...

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CESAREAN WORDS BY DIANA RAAB, PHD

The words you write cut me open like the cesareans I had many years before your eyes lanced a hole in my world scaring everything I knew to be good, but now you are to stay much longer than the scars from the babies and the snow...

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