“Cracked Sestina” By Paula K Lewis-Gamble

Danny says he’ll sell from under-neath me. Where does the magic gowhen the house is pulled away? Anyway,I believe him, so I stitch my lips tomy eyes by the corners, and scramble thelittle yellow suns with a pinch of black pepper. I walked into a purple-blackbruise again. He doesn’t under-stand why I can’t just be …

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“To Nebraska” By Tyler Jacobs

You warm me as I curl in your womb.I must cut myself from where you feed melike I was cut from where my mother once fed me. As you hold those I loveto consume in your fertile flesh,I find comfort in the fact that you sleep when I sleep, Sometimesnight slips past to float upfrom …

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“The Missing Girl” By Susan Price

Marja stood in the middle of the city square, a tiny speck amongst the hustle and bustle of the vast city. It was early winter, the Christmas season, and snow blanketed the ground up to her calves, but the bitter winds didn’t touch her. She looked around, frantically calling her daughter’s name. “Ansa! Ansa!” she …

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