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Roadkill by Dalia Astalos

[tabby title="Poem"] The boy on the bikelooked back as he rodecrunching fall leaves underneathspinning wheels. He wobbled onceand I shoutedLook forward!but he didn’t hear mebecause my face was turnedinto my windowas I drove forwardwhile looking back. I ran over a...

Coffee Shop by Joseph S. Pete

[tabby title="Poem"] Dairy, soy, oat, cashew, almond, macadamia, rice, quinoa, coconut, hemp.The half-filled cartons were all splayed out at the edge of the cafe counterlike forlorn empties, fallen soldiers amid the detritus of an evening of drunken revelry. The stoop-shouldered...

“Abolition represented capital” by Craig Tepper

[tabby title="Poem"] “Abolition represented capital.”W.E.B. Du Bois explains in BLACK RECONSTRUCTION, 1937, pg. 25Why white Labor in the 1800s opposed the end of Slavery.Or, remained silent. Labor saw it as against its own interests.The companies, capital would benefit from slavesCompeting...

Countdown by D. Iasevoli

[tabby title="Poem"] You can’t hold onto light, or love, becausedesire makes us weak. Dostoevsky’sgambler had a system for success: you don’t careabout wins or losses. you simply play, and win.You care and you lose. Nevertheless, you returnto past loves, the...

We All Live in a Bagel by Francis Conlon

[tabby title="Poem"] We All Live in a Bagel The image of life in a bagel,Is a delightful, incongruous scene,Like a Hollow Earth, the occult's fable,A mix-up of sizes in a dream. The picture is not truly real,Of workers digging excess...