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Doug Anderson: We Get Old, We Get Sick

How we stumble, are glib
in the face of our fear
when we might show
our own raw heart

August 4, 2022 · Leave a comment

Robert Walicki: The Ride

I thought my grandmother was a badass
after arm wrestling me for a pack of Swedish fish.

June 9, 2022 · 2 Comments

Sydney Lea: Heterodox

A knows of B
That after grim chemo his hair came back
The doctors reckoned they’d licked his disease

January 13, 2022 · 2 Comments

Pauletta Hansel: Joy

When we finally sprung my father from the hospital
after days spent staring at the cardio unit’s
cinderblock walls the color of nothing
good, his joy could not be contained.

July 21, 2021 · 4 Comments

Doug Anderson: Illness

there’s nothing
but being lost in the wind

July 14, 2020 · 1 Comment

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