Laws of Motion

I. Every object in a state of uniform motion tends to remain in that state of motion unless an external force is applied to it. Annabelle constructed her dreams in a globe, glass surrounding the dream-world like a cell’s membrane. What do you make of this world? Do you think it’s truly impermeable? Do you…

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Deadpan

I know what you mean about the whiteness of paper, the inevitability of the sharpened pencil and the exactitude of the forgotten line that curves to the contours of the robin’s egg discovered beneath a hammock resting on the freshly cut grass, speckled for all it’s worth.   You talk about the weight we all…

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K.C. Bryce Fitzgerald, Featured Author

Spilling Ink   caught in moments we theorize new reflections arithmetic in strange places empty subway stations and park benches   strangers collide in ever- limbo spaces, for never do you know the next encountering that changes faces   time un-thought will likely reach you, each echoed beat and pulse vibration, rattling like the rattled…

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The Devil Has Your Face

Hell is a cold place where we stand in a line with strangers, awaiting an unknown fate.   You hold my hands but can never warm them, and tell me a slew of grotesque true stories, drenched in blood —   Bodies hurtled through air, death by blunt force trauma. I plead with you to…

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Catharine Lucas

Burning Leaves for Marianne Leppmann, at 90, 1989   The soul yearns outward the body turns to salt, this slow pillar-making punishment enough for looking back. How release the ready heart? Images flood the night a flush of false dawn, breath of spring beat of memory like birdwing, a letter in his hands, “From an…

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Speaking Through A Mirror

Would you look at my beautiful Skeleton broken in two, twice The shell of a skeleton in a mirror?   You who cannot recognize the you In me underneath my skeleton mirror, The belly I am no longer approved in.   Swallow familiar shadows- not seen Before my eyes; look down as your sex Swallows…

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