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Literature Michael Russell Poetry

Stephen

Michael Russell I hold the last picture of you fold it into the pocket of my mouth, chew. Daddy, you taste like love and devastation. My teeth rip you the way you ripped yourself from me. In front of the bathroom mirror I ask Where is Stephen? The steam lifts like a bridal veil and I vomit the...

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Creative Non-fiction Literature Steacy Easton

Trans(parent) Membrane

Steacy Easton few years ago, I went to Boston in November, to give a talk at Harvard about healing and religion, in the context of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that raised me. The Latter-day Saints grew up in the 19th century in frontier areas, and I was mostly talking about...

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Abryna Bulford Literature Poetry

First Thunder

Abryna Bulford Nigankwam held my hand When spring blues hit me. Sometimes things don’t disappear, But change into something better. And here I am, whole, as I always was. What gift was I to give you, I ask myself, besides healing? I could not do it all, but only enough. And that is enough, is it...

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Ani Kayode Somtochukwu Fiction Literature

A Little Bit of Something

Ani Kayode Somtochukwu loria used to say love was the greatest redeemer. She said this with her eyes closed and fingers fondly caressing a picture of my father, her sweaty hands smudging it to her chest. When I was younger, his pictures used to hang on every wall. He looked almost regal in them;...

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Joelle Barron Literature Poetry

GIRLDEFINED

Joelle Barron “These Texas gals are passionate about God’s beautiful design for womanhood…” – Girldefined.com Blonde godheads, god girls, proselytizing YouTube doll babies. Their blog favicon a white-panty period stain. Sweet girls, what do they desire? Girldefined, ecstatic girl-tongue...

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Kyeren Regehr Literature Poetry

Am the lyrics of your love ditty

Kyeren Regehr granting of a penny wish                  druthers something beloved                  Am truly all those hackneyed phrases shopworn and cloying unbelieving         Am madly tripping light-headed                ...

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