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H o w i e   G o o d

 

One of Our Planes Is Missing

 

Teenage hackers listen

through massive headphones

for the ping of sonar.

“I still have hope,” one says.

The degree of cunning

required to escape being born

just continues to multiply.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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J e a n i e   T o m a s k o

 

Afternoon Still Life

 

A warm afternoon rain after which

light changed everything the way

stepping outside after illness does.

 

When I said I want a small window

with a yellow curtain, I’m not sure

what I meant. Maybe I want to live

 

here with you, and the rain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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K a r i n   O l a n d e r

 

on leak day

 

sorry to alarm

it’s just the good cells

attacking the bad ones

 

the country map fluttered

each state looked suspicious

i’ll take the right hand

 

corner,  you take the left

seize up now. a foreign body 

attacks another foreign body

 

where do we go to escape

i mean return

where are you going

 

give me back the free highways

and porches. the yellowing trees

speeding up in open air 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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