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Tabloid Spotlight on the Hollywood Starlet by Tricia Knoll

Tabloid Spotlight on the Hollywood Starlet by Tricia Knoll

As if sadness is a heroine, as if sadness requires polaroid sunglasses to cool down all-white glare, as if sadness demands a shopping opportunity on Robertson Boulevard, the headline says she was caught candid on the boutique street, shopping bag dangling. Without her newborn, her legs, lifted in heels, line up to stretch her thighs […]

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Instructions by Terry Gomez

Instructions by Terry Gomez

She said to her daughter Always trust in the Holy Ones Even though they aren’t seen They are here At all times Always give to strangers and to People who come to your home In need of a drink of water And make sure that they are feeling well Before they leave Always look at […]

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Wolf Creek by Kathryn Stripling Byer

Wolf Creek by Kathryn Stripling Byer

Here they would gather at night swapping wolf song and lapping the quick water. Creekside, they found her, abandoned by whoever nestled her into the tangles of yellowroot, hoping the old native stories might be true, the offspring of Wayah would come to her, nuzzling her swaddling, dragging her into their dens. Maybe it happened […]

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The Opossum in the Road by Jamie K. Reaser

The Opossum in the Road by Jamie K. Reaser

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Marching Jay-bird by Valerie Nieman

Marching Jay-bird by Valerie Nieman

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Swim by Braille by Mimi Herman

Swim by Braille by Mimi Herman

Down here, in this evolutionary cul de sac, the fish have no eyes. Coral has to guess at how red it is. Mostly, it’s bleached, and etched with scars. The dark is afraid of itself. Everything of every weight is absorbed by the ocean floor. Not wood or bones—dense as they are, air still permeates […]

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Bluebells by Cheryl Pearson

Bluebells by Cheryl Pearson

Out from under the wide sky, a hush. Dim as dusk, a settling. The floor weaves green, weaves gold, the ceiling’s leaf and light. Then there! – a flood of sky in the under-wood, a thousand cloudless blues on strings. Wait for a wind to play them. Wait for them to ring – the struck […]

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The First Doe by Mimi Herman

The First Doe by Mimi Herman

The ribcage wheezes wide like an accordion inside the doe’s body. Until you see it, how can you know the way a bullet slams the breath from her lungs, the way the eyes start to wither? The first doe will tell you whether you have it in you to kill again.   Mimi Herman is […]

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Squirrel by Kerry Holjes

Squirrel by Kerry Holjes

Yesterday I found her dead body by the sycamore, the gray-brown bark an echo of her fur. I recognized her by the damaged ear that summers ago marked her encounter with a neighbor’s chow. It also marked the beginning of our understanding. I nursed her back to independence, and she deigned to share her wildness […]

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Summer, Early Evening by Cheryl Pearson

Summer, Early Evening by Cheryl Pearson

I sit in a fan of shadow under the pines, book half-read, spine-up in the grass, a glass of wine sweating in my hand. The starlings are spilling their gladness into the deep blue hour. The sky has begun to copy the maps from their breasts: first one star, then another, glittering duplicates that double […]

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