Issue 28: 08 June 2017

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Mother

By | 2017-06-06T11:08:56+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Categories: Issue 28: 08 June 2017|Tags: , |

By Noah Leventhal   the desert smells like Mother       stones sundial their way across the dunes        reeking of dust and blood and evaporation     a lizard skitters across the scattered sand each wretched bump in its thorny skin a testament       drooping brittle grass reaching up and down with thirst when the ground shakes     when the wind dies       when [...]

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Take a Knee

By | 2017-06-06T11:10:17+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Categories: Issue 28: 08 June 2017|Tags: , |

by stephanie roberts for Colin Kaepernick   Uncle Wade (that stubborn mule), grumbled "Round them up!" In what direction? I wondered. The cane teams of the Caribbean? or way back to the cup and knuckle of Gold Continent and trace origin. "He's half white." I say, spitting cherry seed against our worn bleached deck a hard [...]

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The Kindness of Jolene: a #MakeOurPlanetGreatAgain Parable

By | 2017-06-06T08:59:31+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Categories: Issue 28: 08 June 2017|Tags: , , |

By Dan McClenaghan   There’s no telling how the frog got into the lettuce. Hopped up out of an irrigation furrow just prior to harvest is the best guess. What is certain is that he ended up in Jolene Rivard’s salad, a rainbow of raw vegetable matter collected by Jolene herself at the salad bar. She didn’t [...]

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Mad, Times Four

By | 2017-06-06T11:09:44+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Categories: Issue 28: 08 June 2017|Tags: , |

By Cody Walker He thought he saw the Sort of Men He’d always Feared or Hated: He looked again, and found it was Eight Years, obliterated. “It’s Sessions . . . Flynn . . . it’s everyone Who—.” Silence, then. We waited. He thought he saw his Dumb Concerns (Exhausted, Getting Fat): He looked again, and [...]

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