Issue 27 Poetry

YearsOneTwo and Dimension
by Rachel Mindell

A glow marks the doing or going. I live this
before but much better. In that time
having forgotten what noise for an
ambulance. You sketching no thing novel,
me as I appear
shadowed on sundown.

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Learning to Downhill Ski, By the House, and Hegenberger Road
by Elizabeth McMunn-Tetangco

Sunshine over snow
Can hide the mess:
Crippled grasses and the
Shoulder blades of rocks.

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State of Grace
by Emily Carr

out of the side of his mouth, far-flung, synaesthetic…
dogwoods sway, among rainraked weeds.
today’s god rises, his long eyes flecked with clouds,

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Patchwork, When the Earth Eats the Trees, and Through the Shutters
by Mackenzie Jarvis

Through a hole in the privacy fence
everyone watches you
stitch your souls together
your sleeves full of milk

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Jane records her brainwaves for NASA’s Voyager Golden Record, 1977 and Jane and Then-Jane dance in their bodies
by Alyse Knorr

I began in a cave chiseling buffalo on walls:
flint bangs sparks from stone and look!—the beginning of all

—his voice startled by new love—

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Poem in Which We Are Built from the Wrong Parts and Poem in Which Things Happen Much Too Soon
by Dillon Welch

And sturdy sways the porch
swing as we come in crooked
and drenched from rain. We curse
on a fallen pack of bundled post
and suddenly I don’t feel as sure
as sure can take someone the distance
of a tossed mallet. I built a tower
above my collar. I fit a practiced
choir in the spiral stairwell. I am
not sorry.

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