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Neighbors

It’s a tantrum scream, But it jolts anyway; It rips through the Backyards and lawns. I grit my teeth. The times have changed. Fear and rawness shoot Through my nostrils. Anger I don’t understand,...

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Stacks

Short Story My roommate, April, moved into my apartment on a Sunday. She brought the sun with her. I helped her carry boxes up from her Jetta and into the tiny room I once called...

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We’ll Fly Away

Short Story   Salma stared at the clouds all day. The quiet stilled her mind to let her dream dreams of flight. Salma would find a way into the library after closing and spend...

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A Moment of Vocational Repentance

Mira calls us to dinner. I rise from the chaise, still wrestling with the enjoyment of a summer day—reading, writing, being with family—while acknowledging the coming of another September. And the stressful year it...

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With You

Poem   Somewhere between the places that you escape to And the places that you roam, The places that you see day in and day out Is the same light, the same sky The...

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Youthful Eulogy

Poem   I hope all have heard Of how the battle was done There were those who survived And those who won But you shoulda seen the battlefield I thought it just couldn’t be...