Two (More) Poems by Elizabeth Hazen

Two (More) Poems by Elizabeth Hazen

Against Resignation after John Berryman A blind brow above an empty heart is all you thought you wanted. What simplicity to be as silence or as air—there yet not there. But it takes such work to disappear, and secrets threaten to spill from you like liquor you can’t...
Two Poems by Elizabeth Hazen

Two Poems by Elizabeth Hazen

Why I Love Laundry In the days just after breaking up, the laundry tallies the time that’s passed since you had him in your bed, reminds you this despair is young, proves you can, in fact, wash some things away. From the metallic drum you pull the panties he slid, a...
Five Poems by Bill Yarrow

Five Poems by Bill Yarrow

THE POROUSNESS OF BORDERS It was in India where we learned to navigate pity. We expected neither tragedy nor enlightenment though flashbulb corpses were paraded down the street and elephants touched us on the head. We saw goats graze the shade of the Butter Ball...
One Moment in Time by Adam Robinson

One Moment in Time by Adam Robinson

The bank robbery at noon disturbed Michelle’s small bonzai, the one you gave her before moving to Madrid on that scholarship from that chemistry paper you co-authored with Professor Carlton. For when the lady in the mask, carrying her gun gently, yelled...

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