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The Neighbors by Gabby Gilliam

Sharon tried to warn Tom about the neighbors. Their hairless heads gleaming like errant moons. The dark hollows of their eyes thrust at her like a honed blade. The stares that lingered long enough to burn. She should have left the night Tom came home with a smooth scalp. She should have fled this morning while Tom was at work instead of barricading herself inside the house. But now she counts her shuddering breaths in the darkness. The crowd an angry nest of bees beneath her bedroom window. Tom casts the first stone.

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like pretty tulips by linda m. crate

everything has been hard and heavy, as of late; in my world and the world at large— so yesterday i was drinking in small wonders like pretty tulips dancing out

What I Can Offer You by Rich Orloff

I cannot fix your pain I cannot solve your problem I can’t prevent the sorrow you’re feeling Or even guarantee I’ll make you smile However, because I’ve known Joy embracing

by Natalye Childress

*this poem is in .jpg to preserve formatting *this is the unformatted text of the poem after rainer maria rilke you, the poet, have become world weary, word-wrought. and god

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Orchards of Udders by Jon Wesick

dripped on the blanket while air rustled tamarind trees. Chekhov drank a Thai iced tea and plummeted out of this poem. A flock of circles twittered in the hacksaw bushes

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