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  • Azaan’s Water

    by Oladunni Bejide I chatter like steel beams under pressure. The rain cuts through my clothes, my smile leaves all 32 teeth exposed. I search for the bus, swaying from left to right It slows, coming […]

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  • My Mother the Cipher

    by Erinn Batykefer She collected swag from each of them, the boys she dated in college, trophies from every branch of the military but the Coast Guard. She told us her sophomore goal was to date […]

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  • TAKE CARE, TCB

    for Aretha Franklin by R/B Mertz Where’s the good news? You heard what happened Yesterday & the day before & the day before between the radio saints Making you look closer & closer & realize you […]

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  • Unrecognizable

    On Pollinate (Garden Boy), a painting by Devan Shimoyama by Lily Weatherford-Brown Hear Garden Boy here. Tears clatter in cacophony, and funnel to a pool of blue zircon. Buds shoot from his stomach. A daisy stems […]

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  • Are We Not Obsidian?*

    for Bekezela Mguni and Saretta Morgan by Lauren Russell This is not the death I dreamed of, so it must be life. Red moon bullseye playing peek-a-boo with the idea of a cloud. A black- bird […]

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