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Marcus Myers
19

Before the weight
of our thing overtook us, we undressed.

Betty Jo Buro
39

When meditating, one is not supposed to think. But of course, the harder you try not to think, the more persistent your thoughts. Do not berate yourself for having thoughts, just observe them, notice them, and let them float by, like a slow moving cloud.

Matthew Hotham
11

The miss(ed) anticipation of needs:
a hesitance to object—or,
readiness to complain.

Elizabeth Horneber
9

I want to peel apart his pockets of words, like pulling apart slices of an orange. I want to open him and watch his organs thanklessly perform. Blood, push. Lungs, grow. Heart, a machine—jerk, convulse.

Danielle Pignataro
17

This isn’t one of those cheesy stories where the dog dies, and everyone cries, and then at the end everyone’s happy for one reason or another. In fact, the dog’s already dead. But why dwell on the past?

Lisa Furmanski
29

the eras are deep vaults, peeking and seeping beyond.
And the ridge line is the skyline is pure water.

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