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“Peace, I Lipspeak to the Polkadot Grouper”

by Oliver Rice

I am oblique at the zoological park
with my twelve year old and his soccer friend,
am diverse, circuitous at the aviary,
intemperate and discontinuous at the aquarium.


“Remaking a Neglected Orchard”

by Nathaniel Perry

It was a good idea, cutting away
the vines and ivy, trimming back
the chest-high thicket lazy years
had let grow here. . . .


“Outside/A/War”

by Weston Cutter

The rifle’s his: he told me to shoot some-
thing good for us to eat on his return,
but all I’ve ever killed are insects, things

which only pester because walls dictate
they’re in the wrong place.

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