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Winter 2013 Issue

Cohabitation By Clara Changxin Fang

Even this close we are constantly parting.
Mornings you stir coffee, cream blooms
in your cup like a white peony…

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Horse Cemetery By Denton Loving

On the far side of my family’s farm,
across the pasture and in the deepest
stretch of the western woods,
there was once a horse cemetery…

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Fall 2012 Issue

Our Potluck (Your Contribution) By Daniel A. Harris

Winner, 2012 Literal Latte Food Verse Contest.
“Cupcakes?!” “Oui, mais cupcakes de France!” you purr.
We grin — that coarse word young Julia, post-war,
would have scorned. Il n’ya pas un mot français….

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Winter 2012 Issue

Edie Watches the Tsunami from her Bed at Life Care Rehabilitation Center in Las Vegas, March 2011 By Paige Riehl

First Prize, 2011 Literal Latte Poetry Award.
Through the window was the concrete parking lot. Cars
came and went as if the drivers couldn’t decide….

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Spring 2011 Issue

Daylight Savings By Pamela Kenley-Meschino

This could be
my secret hour
when the loose
ends get gathered

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Ophelia’s Dress By Pamela Kenley-Meschino

Just call me Shakespeare’s
girl. Caught between folios.
Pressed into parchment. Dropped…

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Maria By Adam Chambers

First Prize, 2010 Literal Latte Poetry Award.
Much came into the clay that was not intended:
the round bottom and the quivering lip;
the hollowness of years…

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Arched Angels By Adam Chambers

First Prize, 2010 Literal Latte Poetry Award.
The last thing that I wrote, the last
thing I will ever write
about mushrooms…

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Dance of the Cakes By Terry Alan Kirts

The cakes dance and they dance and dance
triple-tiered ballerinas pirouette down aisles of cream
a pink cheek turns a tango’s luscious corner…

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Bon Appetit By Carol Milkuhn

Winner, 2010 Literal Latte Food Verse Contest.
We relax over lunch, sipping Courvoisier floats,
savoring lemon slices sugared in champagne,
while the waiter brings paté spiced with caper berries…

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