Poetry

Erebus Redux by Linda Bierds

Erebus Redux                                 Each name long ago logged.  Ice Master.  Boatswain. In fading ink on vellum, all:  the caulkers and purser, the Newfoundland, Neptune, the monkey, Jacko. The task today?  Reanimation, as up from the wreckage divers lift toward the green light of DNA six strands of hair on a boar-bristle brush, and toward …

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Jasmine An

ONE OF MY FIVE BODIES WAS BORN A DRAGON AND BECAME A HORSE PRAYER FOR A FAILED MASC ONE OF MY FIVE BODIES WAS BORN A DRAGON AND BECAME A HORSE One of my five bodies was born a dragon and became a horse in atonement for eating another horse. Underneath my white horse’s coat …

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Nadia Alexis

Watershed I arrive at my father’s feet a dyingmapou tree. He covers his eyes withmud while the goats feast on my fallen hair. I hear my mother call for the Lordto send just enough rain for our lungs& her carnations to see a new season. My mother always says boys & men are bestat taking. …

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