Volume 4 Number 2

Bicycle

A friend of mine told me a story about her twin sister Mary, who was over- weight. She went to see her family doctor. He…

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Time

I am a history professor. Last night I had a strange dream. The government had invented a time machine, but there was a problem—it could…

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How to be Brilliant

be constantly shuffling stacks of papers, but never the first or last to leave a place. happen. fill your studio apartment with used books that…

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Cloudy Honey

for a. toliver the flowers are wilting. the rosemary wears anger like a leather jacket. i dream: i wake up with jesus, a phone ringing…

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Dinah at the Bridge

The way the women fight for your bed here. Barter for the bed and the mandrakes, the favor of the Lord. The way the sun…

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Before and After

It was not a diet; it was better than a diet. Instead of altering his food intake or spending his lunch breaks on a tread-…

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A Dream about Arrival

I came here on a boat. It took months. It was a wooden ship with enormous square sails—maybe a schooner; I don’t know. There were…

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Cleve

They had been dating for years although they didn’t see each other very often. When they did see each other they used words like “narcissistic”…

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How Can You Get In?

You, who I don’t know how to talk to anymore. You, whose body comes to me in a dream only to be gone as soon…

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Fill

I lay in bed late at night, sweat filming my upper lip. The view outside the window was entirely black, no hint of dawn. I’d…

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