I don’t know if I would be a very wise person if I tried to describe to you a girl I met named Schaelina Valarian. I suspect her of things, of witchcraft and terrible cooking. She has almost convinced me to accept that torchlight of her smile, haven’t you, Valarian? But she will break free and run if you try to start thinking that she is a nice person. She is made of snips and snails and sugar and spice. I don’t write poems about the dead! I write poems about living people, praising the sweet lightning striking in them.
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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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