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Elegy for a Living Mother

Elegy for a Living Mother

by Renee Agatep
When she finally dies / she’ll meekly ask God why was it all / clattering highchairs, whiskers on stained sinks
Jenner Stones

Jenner Stones

by David Watts
At Jenner-by-the-Sea we scurry / over boulders to the place / where the breakers bear down
Abeyance

Abeyance

by Rebecca Foust
I made soup tonight, with cabbage, chard / and thyme picked outside our back door.
The Figure

The Figure

by Joseph Fasano
You sit at a window and listen to your father / crossing the dark grasses of the fields
Bliss

Bliss

by Jill Evans
In the cool morning, bright-hot now from his bath, / my child’s child leans into my lap
How Unbecoming

How Unbecoming

by Katie Tunning
I’m sorry for saying the heat death of the universe / when you asked what comforted me most
For My Siren

For My Siren

by Emily Bornstein
Don’t tell me there isn’t something pretty about you / (don’t tell me you don’t know it).
Promise

Promise

by Lynn McGee
I cradle him, big kid curled like an infant, water rocking, / chlorine staunching his vivid knees, belly swollen, / legs blue.
It all began around a campfire…

Beautiful language

is meant to be heard as well as read, and in fact words were vocalized eons before they were ever committed to clay or parchment. Storytelling began around campfires. We seek prose and poetry that continue the tradition.

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Lascaux Vol 9

by Stephen Parrish, with the editors of The Lascaux Review