Plush

by Chelsea Lowery       after Kim Addonizio   I want a collection of lipsticks. One in every single shade.   Colors that wrap around my lips- and decorate the words they speak.   I want to be able to pick from sweet cherry reds, candy pinks, and nutty browns- so that

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No blank canvas

by Lazarus TR Lavandre Out of the mug’s cracked ceramic lip soft steam billowed through stale air hissing that this promise just given, that you hope to be kept, is forgotten, forfeit among their stressful schedules and slipping thoughts. Again. No chicken coop built,

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Soles

by Joel Hernandez The fact was obvious when I laid eyes on you. I wanted your sense of fashion on my feet,   I could already hear your glistening gum bottoms making music with the gravel,   I could already feel slithering laces grasping your tongue

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Dumpling Recipe

by Jenn Ngeth   Ammonia and lavender fill the air–– a mop in hand, she performed her usual tasks of cleanliness. How can three people accumulate this much dust and dirt? Mars wondered. Scrubbing away at the mahogany floors, she felt a

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Five Minutes

By Kiera Golden Five minutes was an impractical amount of time to wait for two little red lines to appear; especially since Ophelia had much better things to do with her time than sit on the dusty toilet seat, holding a

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