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Goldfish

by Lisa Cihlar

Does it matter that a migrating tern / is standing in the Fox River / with a goldfish in its beak? / The tern is a Caspian with a lovely black head / like the back-combed Italian mobsters in old movies.

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This Isn’t Silverlake Anymore

by Neil McCarthy

I hear the slightly scratched voice of Joan Baez coming from / the record player singing about the junipers in the pale moonlight, / applause erupting like hailstones on a corrugated iron roof.

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Hearsay

by Carla Ferreira

They say in Avignon people dance on the bridge / that was either unfinished or fell apart— / no one remembers those folk stories anymore.

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How We Made Gravity About Us

by Matthew J. Robinson

Although we died the moment we met, / we believed we could shun nothingness / by getting married, act as a paradigm / for those just beyond giving up.

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Quiescent Infinite

by Hélène Cardona

On a visit to my ancestors I’m shown / into the palace of hypnotists / through a small entrance and grand rounding staircase, / each step a drawer containing sculptures.

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Four by Rilke

translated by Len Krisak

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) is one of the most influential poets in German literature. Following are new translations of four of Rilke’s poems from his 1907 work Neue Gedichte.

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The Dreamer Returns Home

by Robert S. King

This was not my house the day / it grew smaller over my shoulder. / The family my blind rage left would not / know me now, nor would I know more / than who they were.

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Piano

by Joyce Sutphen

Somehow, it keeps itself in tune. / Each key remembers its name / and loves its neighbors— / black and white.

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Midnight Recital

by Kurt Lovelace

Kneeling to untangle my dog’s leg from its leash, / how did I get here, walking a pit bull in the dark under the sour leaves of drought resistant Texas oaks?

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The Cope Paradigm

by Jim Davis

But boy, I’ll tell ya, a moment / in the woodshed with Kathleen would shake the rust / from the long-handled lopper and the pruning saw— / she’ll make you think this whole thing’s worth doing, / and worth doing right.

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Sculpting the Desert

by Robert S. King

Even in desert sun no scales crack through / your skin of almost pure light. / Your tracks do not hurry around themselves / like a twisted puzzle.

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