This is the heart of our future: what we wrap our minds around is getting hard to believe, but the mind has its own fingers and wings, and is the clarinet in us, a medicine against our shuddering, words to come from our hands and mold a heart or a cluster of hearts against the dusky roots of our demands. The gunsmoke ceases. Colors are drawn down. The old drunk stands in the shadows with the red devil. The rest of the future must be more sweet. There is the pulse to consider, and it is such a beautiful question.
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Featuring: Issue 102, published April 2022, features works of poetry, flash fiction, short nonfiction, and photography by Brittany Ackerman, Megan Anning, Mikhael Antone-D'Angelo , Azriel Cervantes, Connor Doyle, Susan Dyer, Rebecca Faulkner, Steve Fay, Bethany Freese, David A. Goodrum , Lindsey Morrison Grant , Jaime Greenberg, Stuart Baker Hawk, Ruth Holzer, K.L. Johnston , Marilyn E. Johnston , Andrea Lynn Koohi, Martha Krausz, J. A. Lagana, DS Maolalai, John Morabito, Paula Reed Nancarrow , Natasha O'Brien, Marlene Olin, Carol Ann Parchewsky , Josh Price, Jordan Robson, Jim Ross, Fabio Sassi, Sristi Sengupta, Oliver Sheppard, Jennifer Sheridan, Lynn Staley, Cheryl Walsh, Amy A. Whitcomb, Nancy Whitecar, Tracey Dean Widelitz, and Ellen June Wright.
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