Last night I had this dream.

The whole world
seemed grey and thin.
There was a pale sun

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Diminutiae
Sean Carlisle

On a train to Porvoo
The heat and
the woman with the skirt pulled above her knees
Her daughter a mirror image of 20 years ago
How passing on beauty drains it from you

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The Dress
Woody Holmes

symbolic language designed
to communicate thoughts
as distinguished from oral speech
cries from the heart given
to humans to capture our ideas

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Parole et Pensée
Emily Strauss

The night sky is only made of
carefully folded black
construction paper
and dotted gel pen.


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Midnight
Roxanne Smith

--poetry is what language alone can do

what is this thing called poetry—
merely language?
Is it sufficient, words alone,

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Language Alone
Emily Strauss

I could not enjoy
the acoustic whispers,
breathing over a hairshirt
microphone, but the stab wounds
and sticky note made me gush

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Crying Into My Breakfast
Patrick Attaway

i can't believe
how quickly
my hair is turning gray

well

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the choice
Justin Reynolds

Whenever I was sad or hurt, you were there keeping me strong,
my one constant, my one longing,
you were my favourite song.

As you entered my body I started to feel alive,

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Ode to drugs
serena lorch

--by following the light we are led to the dark...

they meant star light and its
dark matter— photons
and a mysterious force unseen

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From Light into Dark
Emily Strauss