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Spring 2015 Issue

Diana at the Salon By Maria Terrone

Intricate equipment suspended
from above descends
to warm her skull…

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Closed For Now By Maria Terrone

Before my travels, I rip away the magazine label
so no one will see my name, as if this useless
reflex could protect me…

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The Two Supers By Lynne Sharon Schwartz

The Puerto Rican super next door
was an outrageous flirt, and I
in a careless way, flirted back….

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How the Mighty Have Fallen By Lynne Sharon Schwartz

Platinum-bleached Miss Romanoff, Tsarina
of bookkeeping, with layers of caked powder
on her sour, corpse-like face, a voice like shovels
scraping dirt off coffins…

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Contraptions By Philip Fried

Seduced by the billiard-ball physics of Rube Goldberg,
God became addicted to convoluted

Contraptions for accomplishing simple tasks…

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Relics By June Blumenson

Third Prize, 2014 Literal Latte Poetry Award.
After
she was in the ground,
sent off to,
god knows where,
we returned to the house…

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Dirty Work By David Filer

I’ve heard of ways to kill them
or drive them away — traps,
gas, injections of canine
urine….

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August Midnight, 1996 By Kimberly Jackson

In 4A, a thin young woman
Checks the lock the stove the lock
Lies down, gets up to do it all again…

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Fall 2014 Issue

Frida and Frankenstein By Susan Erickson

Frankenstein, poor fellow, is a piñata
molded and pasted from bits and pieces:
brown leather boot, stick of dynamite…

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When Will the War Reach the Suburbs? By John Randolph Carter

The road is shrouded in fog.
Warriors are gathering in clumps.
Unwanted news is spreading
like refrigerated peanut butter….

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