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Kate Daniels: Molecules

Whether it’s true or not, that all our molecules replace themselves each seven years, his body seems halfway new again, one year into sobriety. I keep my distance now but … Continue reading

May 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Kate Daniels — The Addict’s Mother: Birth Story

She wasn’t watching when they cut him Out.  C-section, you know.  Green drape Obscuring the mound of ripened belly They extracted him from.  He spilled Out squalling, already starving.  Still … Continue reading

April 3, 2018 · 1 Comment

Kate Daniels: In the Midst of the Heroin Epidemic

When I heard the news that Cynthia’s daughter had died, all alone, slumped over on the ground beside a dumpster behind the convenience store where she’d made her final buy, … Continue reading

March 5, 2018 · 1 Comment

Michael Simms: Hammer

On East Carson Street, skinny white boys
Slump in front of tattoo parlors
Scratching their arms.

August 13, 2017 · 22 Comments

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