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“Angels”

by R. T. Smith

High in the April barn
the swallows are worshipping
dry straw, the gold motes
ascending, so many
dusty wings. . . .


“Bristlecone”

by Frederick J. Marchant

Sometimes a tree will be there
when you need it most, when
you realize that you’ve been
breathing too long in the high,

thinned out air. . . .


“The Marine Mammal Guy”

by Gerald Shapiro

A call came for Schanzer from the San Francisco Zoo. “We want you,” they told him over the phone. “We’ve heard you’re one of the best. We’ve read your brochures, and we think they’re small gems. Emeralds, maybe. You’ve got a certain something we can’t live without—a kind of Top Dog, Alpha Male quality. We’re prepared to make you a tasty little offer to join our team of exciting professionals.”


“Ultrasound”

by Sharon Bryan

Sounds too high-pitched
for even our dogs to hear
show us the body’s interior,

an underworld so murky
we need an interpreter . . .

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