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John Burgman
After school, Damon reached into the pocket of his rain jacket and showed me a fragment of his mother’s bone, as smooth and white as a swan feather. I had never seen a human bone before, and somehow I was expecting it to look different, less animal-like. Damon let me hold it and said it was a gift from his father. I felt a cold weight in the pit of my stomach at the thought of such a thing being presented as a gift, but Damon’s family was odd like that, and Damon’s father was always doing peculiar things—leaving Damon all alone, borrowing money around town, offering the girls in our class rides to school. I wrapped my fingers around the bone and asked Damon why hi [...]
Linda Ann Strang
Such a Greek gift this cancer is inside your body, crone artifact. Cronus, chemo, metastasis, a blade taking time in your breast, adulterers flogged, our family sacked. Poseurs and posies, pollen spilt, demon drops, lemon drops, alveoli, arteries garroted and bled. All the unholy mysteries confessed to the oxygen mask, thermometer no [...]
Erica Langston
Dry
Somewhere in the distance, the earth burns. The sky is close and cupping like the inside of an egg. Five hundred heifers and their calves have been swept together across hundreds of acres. The men drive the cattle into a [...]
Derek Graf
1/ Tonight the trees are paper nuns leaning over fox bones. And you’re still here. Near the railroad cars. Near the shallow hillside. Your hands just as thin as they always were.   2/ Give me your glass-eyed stare, Father — ask me if these stars have any use at all. Tonight, we are just as designed for flight as a rhythm [...]
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