Issue 48: 09 Nov 2017

/Issue 48: 09 Nov 2017

Just Like Picking Flowers

By | 2017-11-07T12:34:34+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Categories: Issue 48: 09 Nov 2017|Tags: , , |

By Leslie McGrath   The almond wears a thin corduroy vest that cannot protect the nut. The skin of a ripe peach peels like a second degree burn. The oyster clenches even as we break its nacreous wings at the hinge to get at the meat. When the mushroom man appeared with baskets braceleted up to [...]

The Culling Agent

By | 2017-11-07T12:59:13+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Categories: Issue 48: 09 Nov 2017|Tags: , |

By John Robilotta   I sit on my lanai three flights above the water’s edge. Shore life comes and goes. Black and white ibis, with their elongated beaks, feed on the shoreline. A great blue heron suns on the far banks. Anhingas and cormorants dry their wings atop stone outcroppings. There is much life about the [...]

How the first strangers met the coast guard

By | 2017-11-07T13:26:04+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Categories: Issue 48: 09 Nov 2017|Tags: , |

By Arturo Desimone   The maritime guards stopped the half-naked, very tall animal-headed strangers on their boats Asked them “Show your papers, please” “All we have are these roses. Yellow and red given to us, a gift, they were once showered upon us from the earth shot from the first catapults, made to launch pure prayer, [...]