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IN PRAISE OF CREATION, Lowell Jaeger

June 30, 2018 barkingsycamores 0

In Praise of Creation by Lowell Jaeger  Beneath these wings, the rippled plains undulate in light and shadow, ascending toward rocky steppes and snowcapped summits, evergreen slopes on the eastern front melding mile by mile […]

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Benjamin White

GOOD MORNING!, Benjamin White

June 26, 2018 barkingsycamores 0

Good Morning! by Benjamin White Waking up, brains on fire Eyes sting, lips coated Good Morning is a liar Dreams lift forever floated The jaw pops, so tight Shoulders tense, back aches Terrors in the […]

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CHAINSAW LAMENT, Lowell Jaeger

June 19, 2018 barkingsycamores 0

Chainsaw Lament by Lowell Jaeger  My sister’s pious stepson visits and stays one morning too long. Over breakfast I snipe at his Christian College’s easy answers—because the Bible says so. He’s collected. My pulse quickens, […]

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PART-TIME MANIA, Jessica Gleason

June 16, 2018 barkingsycamores 0

Part-Time Mania by Jessica Gleason  Sometimes when I’m driving, I feel like I can jump off a building and survive—I’m the happiest I’ve ever felt, the most devastatingly beautiful thing I have ever been. I’m […]

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GRIZ, Lowell Jaeger

June 14, 2018 barkingsycamores 0

Griz by Lowell Jaeger  Narrow trail twists through neck-high thickets of alders and hellebore, climbs onward around a blind turn, and there he is: big hunk of shaggy brown griz, stopped in his tracks, nose […]

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PUT YOUR FEET UP, Matthew Robb Brown

June 12, 2018 barkingsycamores 0

Put Your Feet Up by Matthew Robb Brown This page is an ancient recording device             that carries us through time to you. silence on our lips but language in our hands.  —Nicholas Samaras Recording […]

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Benjamin White

WAITING, Benjamin White

June 9, 2018 barkingsycamores 0

Waiting by Benjamin White You’re a flash of memory, an electric current ripping through my brain. You’re a dull ache in my chest, spreading through my bones, making me shiver. Your hatred of me, severing […]

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