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Conviction by Emily Bayard Blake

Conviction by Emily Bayard Blake

I don’t see what makes you think It’s going to work out. It shows no sign Of doing any such thing. You always cry here we go, we’re Underway, it’s moving, when the most Charitable observer could tell you the water Is stagnant, the boat…

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Seafoam Blue by Ava Mancino

Seafoam Blue by Ava Mancino

i put on my best face, to chart and compass this unfathomed sea like wind across water, i have all wisdom of the great infinite mind before sunrise, i turn into the heart like a god, i must voyage far color blind, seeing blue across…

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Burj Khalifa by Imani Andwele

Burj Khalifa by Imani Andwele

Why is it not easy to melt? And how is it possible for concrete to appear as glass? I know that living in the countryside, or volunteering for the Peace Corps, or having a person dedicate their dilated pupils to me will not keep the…

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Everything Is Marigold by Imani Andwele

Everything Is Marigold by Imani Andwele

I want to reside in a hole, but not just any hole. I want the hole to be so deep that it ends at the center of the Earth where the temperature is scorching. I want the heat of the Earth’s core to make my…

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Nearly Spilling Over by Sam Stoich

Nearly Spilling Over by Sam Stoich

stockpiles of pretty a broken marquee, mask the ugly in our exhaust and they dance on the cornice of a walk up so many stories high that they lose count me, infected blood suspended in the air, taking the shape of a body without flesh…

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Serendipity by Ariel Yeh

Serendipity by Ariel Yeh

The feeling of suffocating Drowning underneath the water’s surface Reaching my hand up To grasp for something I could never touch The light that shines above No one is there to hold my hand To keep me from sinking deeper The warm sensation of the…

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Neon Graveyard by Mona Monahan

Neon Graveyard by Mona Monahan

in the cemetery of sin, A lone survivor, the letter “C”, its curves presiding over a CASINO sign now stiff in the dirt nostalgic for the proud light that molested dark eyes of greed a REGAL’S cracked crown, entices beasts from the shadows a promiscuous…

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2 P.M. on Monday by Qizi Yu

2 P.M. on Monday by Qizi Yu

Olive oil dollop Smother the pan; Jumping, Singing, The yellow magic. Pink soft marble, Screaming like a dying pig. Charred, Shrinking, Turn around. As the black snow falls, Spicy warmth reminds you of the Odor “by the fireplace.” Yellow thunderstorm, Pink hail, The glare of…

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What is a Woman? by Ariana Gupta

What is a Woman? by Ariana Gupta

I still remember the day father gave me away To whoever could lift the holy bow and string it. Because what is a woman if not a prize to be won? To satisfy her man and give him a son? So before my breasts began…

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New Decameron by Unhappy Geng

New Decameron by Unhappy Geng

During the blockade of Wuhan, a poor single mother tells her daughter one story per day. The storytelling continues for 10 days. Most of these stories are embellished. The process of storytelling show different views of daughter and mother. Day 1 Mother enters the room…

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