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Reclaiming Solstice

Reclaiming Solstice

Poetry
Leah Mueller
You won’t take summer
from me again: my
heart a rolled-up carpet,
unwinding and exposed.
.
I have no choice but to bare
the debris. Some escapes,
pebbles underfoot.
.
Step on one, then another,
keep my eyes on the wall.
.
Every June, the vigil
and the bludgeon. July
fruit, rotten in the middle.
.
That urge towards warmth
pushes back. Part of me
continues to bloom,
fights for it, even ...
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Priti Patel’s Denial

Priti Patel’s Denial

Poetry
Kevin Higgins
“I just wanted to hear [them] deny it.”
Lyndon Baines Johnson
.
It is not true that at our meeting today
I forced the Foreign Secretary and
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster to bathe
in piping hot custard and gently
scrubbed their backs, bellies, balls
with my bristling, steel wire-brush
until they were strip-loin raw
and roaring to God
for me to stop.
.
The whole thing was their idea in the first place.
.
Nor ...
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A Proper Burial

A Proper Burial

Poetry
Brian Rihlmann
He saw me at the grocery store,
and asked if I was the guy
who used to bartend there
Twenty years ago, and I froze,
then lied, and turned away.
.
But he knew it was me.
And I’d recognized him too.
.
For the last week,
I’ve been wondering why.
.
I don’t think it was him,
but more the presence of the past,
like some impudent
half-rotted zombie
that crawled from its grave
to grasp ...
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Möbius

Möbius

Poetry
R.M. Engelhardt
The
Absolute
.
The
Infinite
.
The
Unending
Moment
.
The
Essence
Of
Non-
Being
.
The
Void
.
A gratuitous
Nothing ...
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Three Poems

Three Poems

Poetry
Alisa Velaj
THE CHILD, THE CROWD AND THE PEACOCK
.
Etude 1
.
On the Carnival Day,
People walk through the city
In the company of a Peacock.
.
Beings of various kinds,
Their minds blissful,
Their faces cheerful
With Peacock Colours.
.
Etude 2
.
Stepping on the Peacock Tail,
The Child becomes a little Gypsy.
.
Drums and trinkets
Are His world ...
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Three Poems

Three Poems

Poetry
George Anderson
BLACK T-SHIRT
.
A young woman
with multiple silver
eye-brow studs
.
waits in line
for a health shake.
.
She wears a black t-shirt
with bold white writing
and smiling, turns to face me:
.
YOU INSPIRE
MY INNER
SERIAL KILLER ...
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