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Family Egg Mart — Michel Steven Krug

Family Egg Mart — Michel Steven Krug

He smashed rats that nibbled                                                rotting eggsNear the oozing Hudson,while tradesmenTossed the slimy crates into waiting trucks His father wore zoot suits,                                               gambled FridaysThe market slid nearer the Hudson sludgeHis mother buried the family bonds in the grit of stockyards He dreamed of making speeches to                                               the…

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KAZAKHSTAN — Michael Angelo Stephens

KAZAKHSTAN — Michael Angelo Stephens

The apple in the palm of my hand isNothing like the apples in my crazy Head, going back to the bitter tastes ofChildhood, the apple vinegar of pain And the rotten apples of old angersGoing back to the root of every— Thing, the abuse in…

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What If, What Is (What Shall Be) — Jen Ashburn

What If, What Is (What Shall Be) — Jen Ashburn

Now to saturate my wool socks in mud.How lucky we are for radiator heat. Safeas a goat on a bicycle: click, click, click,we fall into the gallant night. No medicine for the sagging raspberries.No guttural spit to mend the gnawed hibiscus leaves.Let the cattle to…

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Things in a Cup, Things on a Spoon — Sara Backer

Things in a Cup, Things on a Spoon — Sara Backer

This time, it’s my father in the hospitalchoosing to believe he’s in a hotelwaiting for a better room. He knows he’s waiting, and he knowshe doesn’t have his key. The rest is jazz.                                                                   He used to sing Cole Porter. Half-deaf, he mumbles his favorite in…

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The Man With Too Many Ears – Zachary Doss

The man with too many ears has ears all over his body. His ears aren’t connected to anything in his brain & he doesn’t hear any better than average but this is a misconception people have. When people talk to him they talk in whispers…

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