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Improv

Improv

by Roy White

Let’s make a wedding photo, you and I. / I’m blind and you weren’t there, but between us / we can do this.

Worried Playground Daddy’s Blues

Worried Playground Daddy’s Blues

by Justin Hamm

On the playground I strum guitar while my daughter dangles upside down from the bar above the tall slide, and inside my middle-aged brain a movie plays.

Going Once

Going Once

by Allan Peterson

I believe it was either forever or an eight / no longer lazy on the page, / because things took longer after that, / had longer lifetimes, / and that was their sign in continuous curls.

Summit

Summit

by Natalie Homer

I wish the wild mint would bake its scent into my skin, / and I could drag it behind me, as if it were a train of silvery lace. / It never does, and that’s okay.

A Survey of the Sacred

A Survey of the Sacred

by Isabella David McCaffrey

She says, “To write poetry about sacred spaces, I must understand what I mean by sacred spaces, il faut comprendre premièrement ce que je veux dire par Terre Sacrée.”

The Polar Bear

The Polar Bear

by Jennifer Givhan

What I’m asking is will watching The Discovery / Channel with my young black boy instead / of the news coverage of the riot funerals riot arrests / riot nothing changes riots be enough to keep him / from harm?

Long Walk Home

Long Walk Home

by Kristene Brown

Hot summer and birds pillage garbage cans, / squabbling for scraps. / With ripped jeans and knotted hair, I follow / the unpaved road to town.

Putting Out the Trash

Putting Out the Trash

by Robert S. King

My socks are small trash bags, / and the street number of my house is zero. / Garbage cans are my walls on winter nights.

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The Best American Short Stories of 2018

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