Home by Monica Cerezo

Home by Monica Cerezo

Monica Cerezo Home Home all day in this house; four blank walls closing in. Peeking out the window shade, the sun is bright and beckoning. The kids wake, hungry now- wanting a cooked breakfast of eggs, pancakes, toast, and juice. They interrupt my few moments of quiet time to reflect and plan the day ahead. …

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Lost Affair by Fatima Abdul-Aleem

Lost Affair by Fatima Abdul-Aleem

Fatima Abdul-Aleem Lost Affair I am crying, the tears are falling, down they come. An outpour of loneliness, expressed in the only way I know how. You see, I miss the warmth, the feel of  someone’s caress on my pages. Massaging my covers, touching my essence, as they delve into the words enveloped inside me. …

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Always Them by Amanda Hart Miller

Always Them by Amanda Hart Miller

Amanda Hart Miller Always Them (Previously published in Apeiron Review) Little girls can be stolen, especially a little girl with sad, heavy-lidded eyes and a too-small jacket, a girl who carries a stuffed unicorn in the crook of her arm and rubs it against her lips again and again. She waits all alone at a …

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Imagine if a Butterfly by Rebecca Woody

Imagine if a Butterfly by Rebecca Woody

Rebecca Woody Imagine if a Butterfly   Imagine if a butterfly could sing.             oh! The joy that could fill the air. A glowing aurora of voice would ring,             the world couldn’t help but dare To reach out to a sun-soaked flower,             fingers longing for the capture. Imagine if a butterfly could sing.  …

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The Gleaming by Jeremiah Sater

The Gleaming by Jeremiah Sater

Jeremiah Sater   The Gleaming Gleaming grandeur attracts the many, drawing them into a forever trap. Possibility of escape is rare, though can be found when all is lost. When escape is seen, they often turn back, never knowing life without that gleaming grandeur. Held tightly within its grasp, at first they may have resisted, …

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