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  • THE GIFT

    by Clare Welsh I don’t want it. Take back the merry-go-round, the red horse screaming at the sky. The sum of joy, a penny dropped in the ocean cracked at the bottom, so currency sinks to […]

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  • The Complicated Risk: An Interview with Pedro X. Molina

    If I love Nicaragua, I must criticize Nicaragua — Nicaragua, as a society, as a government —  because I care about it. … No healthy patriotism comes from the notion that the things you love are above critique. Where there is injustice, oppression, flawed systems within your society, country, government, religion, family, we must speak out.

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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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