Larry D. Thomas


Dale Wisely, Editor
Laura M. Kaminski, Assoc. Ed.

F. John Sharp, Fiction
F. J. Bergmann, Copy


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ponders the abuse

she suffered as a child.

The nights were long,

bereft of a single star.

Mother Desert, far away,

awaited her arrival,

much more magical

than fairy tales of wolves,

witches, deceit, murder:

a place where darkness

sparkled with the light

of five thousand stars

and animals, with nothing

but will, breath, and clay,

pulsed their soft survival.