Issue 14

The Futures We Live With
By JJ Peña my high school teacher’s words: you have to start planning for the future. it falls, plop! right
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Red Bird, Red Bird
By Summer J. Hart We practice cartwheels on the lawn. Bright red summer birds pluck insects out of the air.
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An Introduction to Asexual Rock Climbing
By Robert Ball The first time you entrust your life to the strength of your fingertips curled over a half-inch
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icarus’ flight away from the sun
By JJ Peña when i think of dying, icarus comes to mind: a winged angel comet-ing from the sky in
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The Cave of Sleeping Sharks
By Lindsey Baker When we didn’t go out into the new neighborhood at night, we spent hours on Tammy’s computer
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Our Father to Make
By James Braun Listen to our father. He is a screen door rattling hinges, hauling in cedar split for us
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Counting Magpies
By anita goveas You can say it’s just a scrape but these are my favourite purple cowhide leather shoes, and
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Brooding
By Epiphany Ferrel My silver-laced Wyandotte hen has gotten broody. She’s been sitting on the nest for 38 hours and
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How My Parents, Who Gave Me Up for Adoption, Might Have Met
By Epiphany Ferrell 1. She was a dog groomer and he had an Airedale terrier that bit everyone who attempted
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radioactive summer / you are a chorus of fangs
By Ashley cline you howl— & split my lip like watermelons / left on the neon vine, fat & summer-drunk
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Last Frontier
By Christina beasley The anatomy of the sea anemone is intricate. I swam through one’s thick mouth and met miles
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A Kafka Manual
by charles kell I. Read the instructions as if they are the landscape. Stand straight at the open window with
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