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Amy Lowell

O You, Who came upon me once Stretched under apple-trees just after bathing, Why did you not strangle me before speaking Rather than fill me with the wild white honey of your words And then leave me to the mercy Of the forest bees. — Amy Lowell, “Carrefour,” Originally published in Coterie: A Quarterly: Art,… Continue reading Amy Lowell

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Richard Jackson

Alternate Endings There are times when they gather at the edge of your life, Shadows slipping over the far hills, daffodils blooming too early, the dark matter of the universe that threads its way through the few thousand blackbirds that have invaded the trees out back. Every ending sloughs off our dreams like snakeskin. This… Continue reading Richard Jackson

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Tasha Cotter

When I die, I’ll come back             an oakleaf hydrangea— Something bigger             than I was when we began. When you die             I want you to be a boy so I can take you in             on some decrepit path pretending the wind running through             somehow belongs to you. When you bury me… Continue reading Tasha Cotter

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Richard Jackson

Place Message Here         I knew that somewhere Jesus wept.          –Larry Brown, Dirty Work That was when our love began for me, though late, the way a flock of darkness settles over your shoulders. I remember the muted reflections that smudged the water prowling among the lingering rocks, a snail crawling out of… Continue reading Richard Jackson

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