Melanie Brazzell

buoyant fragments
Begin trying

William Doreski
A Novelist's Eye

Ryan Quinn Flanagan
26 Years
Musings of a Man Impelled to
Moments of Mad Wakefulness

Benjamin Nardolilli
Contra Cosmos

Caleb Puckett
Meeting by Morning
Call for Exodus

Ross White
A Roman

Kristine Ong Muslim

Geek Girl

Think of me as a mixture
distilling inside a flask
which an idiot lab assistant
has labeled hope
and kept away from sight.

Or I can be the pattern
of tap water stain
in an old woman's tub--
yellow drips frozen
over white--
harmless, uncomplicated

yet you can smell words
on my skin, taste the songs
in my head.

Kristine Ong Muslim

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