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Caernarfon Retreat by Beatriz Fernandez

Caernarfon Retreat by Beatriz Fernandez

She trickles down the Snowdonias to arrive at a dark driveway lonelier than the moonless night, her first sight— a back, a tail—circling like a beluga whale– white mounds of wriggling fur floating in and out of the dark car window frames, like a fickle subject trying to escape the confines of its canvas. Half-blind, […]

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Renascence by Beatriz Fernandez

Renascence by Beatriz Fernandez

A seedpod floats down like a feather from the ironwood trees where nattering grackles battle, now lies curled in my hand like a carpenter’s shaving.   Held up to light, it has the sheen of pale yellow silk, the texture of two pieces of parchment pressed face to face, hemmed by an uneven pattern picked […]

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His Goodbye by Kassandra Pena

His Goodbye by Kassandra Pena

You yelled it was our fault, we didn’t do enough and now we’d have to live without.   But it wasn’t our decision. We didn’t have a say.   Too bad, he yelled, you didn’t fight for me. Now you’re going to pay the price.   Just be our dad, forget the divorce. We are […]

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Three Poems by Beatriz Fernandez

Summers at Star Lake  Picking ragged buttercups at the edge of a dark wood, watching butterflies, one by one, alight on their golden petals, fleeing harassed honey bees, until, surprised by sudden late afternoon showers, we staggered homeward, drunk with the sun’s amber sweetness, our arms filled with flowers, our wet shirttails flapping like sails […]

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