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Into the Void

By Ken Malatesta “Galveston” is in my head. An odd byproduct of summer, COVID19, my father’s death, and sublimating grief into a series of home improvement projects. I don’t remember…

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Sorry

By  Anastasia Hrechana Do you apologize religiously too? Raise a hand.I’m not catholic, but guilt part I understand.My mind autocorrects every “You hurt me”, “Please, don’t”To “Sorry”, “My bad” and “I…

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Lake Como

By Tom Squitieri Our love from afar perhaps todayAs we wait for tomorrowI sit at Lake Como and will wait for you.I sail on the waterAnd slice through the wavesEager to…

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Beached and Betwixt

By Tom Squitieri True and trueThe ocean knewSea eyes that seeAs mermaids grewYou touch wet hairWe rise to your dareLeaving us on the beachGasping for air Tom Squitieri is an award-winning…

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Anliquitzchan

By Mark Slauter Anliquitzchan [an-lee-kits-chan: Mother of the Dead House]: Consort to Teoteotlo. She refused to bear him a son and instead birthed the Lower Realm (Ixticayo) as a place…

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The Tall Man

By Louise Wilford Beckett knew he was being followed as soon as he stepped out of the bookies. It was an instinct you developed after a lifetime in the business…

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Re:Birth

By Amita Basu All day, I’ve struggled not to remember the day, but my cramp has been building, and I sit clutching my belly. I confront my dinner, seeking the…

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Lost Souls

By Mark Saba Light turns on and off.Fine needles fall from the pines,intersections of tree shadowand broken limbs lying ashenin the brown ruin of past lives. The young evergreens stand…

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Tabula Rasa

By Mark Saba Three of my books lie unopened.My wife lies absently on the couchgone to a digital novel world. A fire heaves in its designated hearth.I am in and…

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