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The hibiscus tree by Olivia Wright

[tabby title="Poem"] A hibiscus tree that blocks the light from my window twisting branches that scrape against glass in the wind A white and yellow hibiscus flower that tumbles to the dusty ground as I stare tearfully out of the...

House Demon by Brett Dix

[tabby title="Poem"] Every house has a devil that inhabits every level: from beneath the foundations to the roof. It knows every lie, every truth, and observes every sin that is committed in the private gloom of every hidden room. The...

Litany by Louella Sullivan

[tabby title="Poem"] Swimming words Swim through bathtub plugholes Stained with wetness of my world Lukewarm in their light They lick off sweaty shower walls Swell like fertile soil on my hands Swimming words Swim through rhyme-rusty taps toward the void...

Holi by Rishan Singh

[tabby title="Poem"] The children are here to play and trick each other, and people come to pay respect to the ones and things, they care for. For without this day, all creatures hide under mattresses, like unknown strangers. A family...

Things that creep by Bernadette Richards

[tabby title="Poem"] It lies concealed Like a well-hidden pornography collection Hello my darling Ready for a measure of counterfeit affection? It shifts and shields riddles Yes, every drop of feral resin finds a crevice Just as gravity flits when she...