Additional Selections from This Issue

Letter to Flint Parents by Kristie Betts Letter

Children should be tested as soon as possible

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from Leafmold, Disguised as an Exercise by F. Daniel Rzicznek

Disguised as an exercise, he taught the non-relation of one thing to another.

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Floating Island of Plastic by Neil Shepard

In the horse latitudes, the gyre keeps feeding styrene to this trough

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October 2001 by Anuradha Bhowmik

Trick or treating was cancelled.

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Lilacs in the Dooryard by Matthew Gallant

The routine: Right after Christmas we would make our way to Wal-Mart at the edge of town,

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Happiness by Kimiko Hahn

Like the female pelican          whose bill              exhibits
an orange swelling

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Love Poem to Daniel Bryan by Carrie Shipers

Dear Daniel Bryan, I understand how small
you feel beside your tag-team partners,
a monster in a crimson mask and a viper

covered in tattoos

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Accidental Morning by Cathy Guo

Late turned to early when the mail
slipped under the door,

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Naked in Cowboy Boots with Lasso, I Challenge God

You do not ask but enter our neighborhoods, circle our cul-de-sacs,
blare the silence of loss and longing into our yards and synapses,
 

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Unforgiving by Kimiko Hahn

Like / the snow leopard— / the mysterious existence / deduced / from tracks, droppings, and stories—

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Happiness by Kimiko Hahn

Unlike the Romundina / I was not around / 410 million years ago. / and I am not transitional / —that I know of— / further, no one studies me...

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