After Iowa flood:New shades of brown.First shade of brown: dead grassBrunettes giving upLying prone in parks.Second shade of brown:Outdoor metalsPrisoners of iron oxideAnd empty museums. Dark second skins grew and spreadInto scar tissue.Third shade of brown: the enemy itself-The Iowa River.Now the color ofEverything that wasn’t supposed to be there.A tree lay on its side: roots…
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Featuring: Issue 103, published July 2022, features works of poetry, flash fiction, short nonfiction, and photography by Laurel Benjamin, Ellen Birrell, Ronda Broatch, Mary Buchinger, Roger Camp, John Cullen, Emily Davis, Lisa Delan, Lauren Endicott, James William Gardner, David Goodrum, Peter Grieco, Greg Hom, Jenny Hubbard, Rachel Laverdiere, Larena Nellies-Ortiz, Dante Novario, Dian Parker, Yasmin Phillip, Michelle Reed, Amanda L. Rioux, Jim Ross, Aaron Sandberg, Yvette Schnoeker-Shorb, Beth Spencer, Jeffrey Thompson, Patricia Walsh, Racine Watson, Richard Weaver, and Hannah Zhang.
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