Touching an oak leaf in my old age I bring to bear on it the pain of Chinese philosophy. I am letting the oak leaf fall down into my old age like a leaf that will fall down into a meadow well or brooklet to be still on the face of the water and to fulfill the touching of the oak leaf to the old man in me, the old man that was once in my heart, no man more severe. The oak leaf will fall still more silently. It is an old man’s oak leaf that will still fall.
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Featuring: Issue 105, published January 2023, features works of poetry, flash fiction, short nonfiction, and photography by L. Ward Abel, Evan Anders, Nancy Connors, Diana Dinverno, Melissa Goodnight, Carol Hamilton, Ditta Baron Hoeber, Tess Kelly, Robert Knox , Bernard Knudsen, Kathy Kremins, Clare Marsh, Mary McGinnis, Dawn Miller, Michelle Morouse, Larena Nellies-Ortiz, Lorrie Ness, Robert Nisbet, John Perrault, Patrick T. Reardon, Lisa Rua-Ware, Michael Salcman, Rich Spang, Joshua St. Claire, Eugene Stevenson, Pamela Wax, Ann Weil, and Evan Morgan Williams.
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