Issue 18 Poetry

by Joseph Mains

West Texas town. Mouth-dry
you say you're from.

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Fly Away Home
by Paula Mendoza

Divulged in the key of flux. In the split-tongue
hasp of a prayer. In the clutch of a lover. In the by and bi—

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Birds With Blue Feathers
by Andrea Cohen

Do you know the difference
between a bluebird
and a blue jay?

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Gravy Boat
by Andrea Cohen

I've got one foot
in the gravy, one
in the gravy boat.

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by Andrea Cohen

My mask has been recalled:
back to the factory it goes.

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by Andrea Cohen

Sometimes you've got, he
said, to swallow the bullet.
I guess you do that

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"The False Mirror"
by Julie Marie Wade

Artist: Rene Magritte
1928, Oil on Canvas, 54 X 80.9 cm
Museum of Modern Art, New York

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by Julie Marie Wade

Or the first time, smoking, hairs raised
all over your body. A second drag to similar effect.

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Executive Editor
Tom Grimes

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Jane Hawley

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