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Catherine Bates – The Christmas Pig

Catherine Bates – The Christmas Pig

Keri Lyn was depressed, plodding one foot after another up the back stairs of One Square Apartments. She was working at 10:30 on Christmas morning, providing respite care in public housing for a family of two. She opened the second-story stairwell door to see a huge pig standing in front of the door. Keri Lyn […]

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Linda McCauley Freeman – Knowing

Linda McCauley Freeman – Knowing

I know you in the dark can feel your body breathing know without tracing the curve of your inhale as it sails through your belly to bended knees blows against your toes tucked under the blanket then springs back up and out muffled by the pillow you keep over your head instead of under it. […]

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Maeve O’Sullivan – Letting Go of Ávila

Maeve O’Sullivan – Letting Go of Ávila

I could have travelled there today, could have walked its medieval walls and lit a candle for the vulnerables in the Basilica de San Vincente. I am letting go of the eagle caves, the cathedral, and the Monasterio de Santo Tómas, but most of all, the Convento de Santa Teresa, housing her ring finger, and […]

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Diane DeBella – Games

Diane DeBella – Games

Simon sez smile for the camera with your dimpled fresh face, pink bundle of joy (Mother-May-I take ten baby steps forward?) Simon sez smile for the camera even when puberty hits and drains your self-confidence (five steps back) Simon sez smile for the camera in your cap and gown, college graduate—summa cum laude (seven steps […]

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Karen DeGroot Carter – Imprint

Karen DeGroot Carter – Imprint

In an empty park beyond aged play things a mother sits with her child, escaping dusty shelves dirty dishes endless laundry removing her baby to see him once again to realize the gift of his laughter as he tosses it to the sun.

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Kavanaugh – Full Stop

Kavanaugh – Full Stop

A hurricane does not stall death: The night nurse phoned and said “It’s time you came.” I dressed then Drove against the shouting wind. An antiseptic brilliant floor led me To my husband’s room. Where he lay, cocooned in sheets. His face in death seemed twenty-four, not sixty-three. “I can’t stand up my knees are […]

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Marie Mader – The Seer

Marie Mader – The Seer

Cover Art The Seer Painting Marie Mader About The Seer Marie writes: I see The Seer as having the gift of knowing beyond our realm of understanding. It’s one of concern and love for others. She began in my mind with the realization that there are many gifted people among us who are guided by […]

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Zvezdana Rashkovich – Fragmented

Zvezdana Rashkovich – Fragmented

How romantic to be a writer, a poet, an artist, perhaps, to sew a coat of words fit for a queen. To color feelings into pungently scented crowns and wreaths, bend and twist them into something akin to madness, sobbingly magical, something that makes one want to run barefoot through a meadow—sprint through rain puddles, […]

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Crystal McGaha – Soul Soaring

Crystal McGaha – Soul Soaring

Caught a glimpse of the directions with light streaming in and out couldn’t see where I was heading unconcerned about the how when they’re only words on paper found that I could do without   Though it’s difficult not knowing I knew where I was going what I couldn’t see in reality I didn’t know […]

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Hannah Mackay – Expertise

Hannah Mackay – Expertise

I stand on the edge of the moor, A sense of foreboding building, binding my feet. An open space I am loath to step into, To step out. Surfacing—my attachment to paths To direction, to taking the road less travelled. I am no lone wolf, no cat who walks by himself, My herd nature endears […]

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