Maria opens a blue-white boxof Phillips Instant Floodwhich gathers at her toes.She becomes a conduit(the room is filled with Epsom Salt)and slowly oxidizes.Now tarnish-greenshe receives a visitor.He is a lecherous old foolwho plates her all in bronzeheating her to flesh-warm temperaturesto pass as “fine” in private.I used to have anxietyin public places, shrinkinginto phone-booth hideoutsto…
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Featuring: Issue 104, published October 2022, features works of poetry, flash fiction, short nonfiction, and photography by Elizabeth Allison, Christine Arroyo, Gary Lee Barkow, Teja BenAmor, Paula Marafino Bernett, V.A. Bettencourt, MD Bier, Christopher Paul Brown, Brian Builta, A. Cabrera, Robert Carr, Connor Doyle, Janine Harrison, Cathy Hollister, K.L. Johnston, Carella Keil, Eleanor Kowol, Sheree La Puma, Quincy Gray McMichael, J. Bradley Minnick, Nigel Paton, Patrick T. Reardon, Jim Ross, Deborah Sherman, Danielle Shorr, Kimm Brockett Stammen, Rachel Stempel, Stefan Sullivan, Rodrigo Toscano, Nick Visconti, and Jean Wolff.
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