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“Befriending the Horse,” “The Loneliest Place on Earth,” and “Broken Beautiful”

Befriending the Horse Feelings are like A bucking horse ---You once read--- They pull you This way and that, But, says the author You mustn’t shy…


Among the Creatures of the Night

Detective Krauss sits in front of his laptop, finger poised over the mouse button, ready to open an email. The email contains a department-wide…


I Was Gonna Kill Myself But Then I Missed My Train

It’s my last day on earth The way my body teeters Tells me that this is it The earth’s rotation is too much For my meager existence I am crooked like…


Brooch, Part 2

IX. The base of the hill turned out to be extremely dense. The tractor driver barely managed to take off several feet of soil. It was barely worth…


“Countenance Recesses,” “Bitter Heaven,” and “Edginess”

Countenance Recesses The black Bible is your travelling book, having mostly all its pages missing or still flying in the midair, where they are…


A Rainy Night in Soho

It began on a golden autumn morning. It was a Saturday in October 1966. I had just turned 19 back in the summer and England had just won the World…


“Terror Maintenance,” “S.O.S.,” “Carrion Song,” and Other Poems

Terror Maintenance Names change but the in-house inferiors inventory remains. At the ends of each day, the alphabetical order sags with labels, dog…


30 Birds: “Gender” by Jun. 27, Part 1

Chapter 1: Goose "God, Priscilla, where do I start?" coos curly blonde Grace, just past the waiters out of earshot. A jukebox [nickel-in-the-slot…


Featherweight

So. You lost another fight. Paid a girl (Chastity? Charity?) to keep you company. Lick your wounds. The sutures in your lip tore while the two of you…


Delonte Lost

Light-Emitting Diode You ever sleep in a Jeep, man? They don’t give you blankets, they don’t want you walking out the front door, huddled in…