Note from the Editors

 

   SEEING RED 

    ENDU(RED) ADMI(RED)
    DESI(RED) WONDE(RED)
    RUMO(RED) ADO(RED)
    ENAMO(RED) INSPI(RED)
    DISCOVE(RED) SAC(RED)
    HUNGE(RED) WONDE(RED)
    EXPLO(RED) FEATU(RED)
    AUTHO(RED) SEA(RED)
    DA(RED) UNCENSO(RED)
    SOA(RED) ADVENTU(RED)

 

 

    


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Alarm Off, Lights Off, Water Heating, Elbows on Empty Table, Window 


Pine fronds seep
tremulo-white rain, a fringe,
like coffee steams,
morning an erased page.

This side of middle-aged,
you do not rush to doodle
there but imagine,
yes, sex, but mainly that anyone
could drink you in that deeply
that you really are the one
all that happened to.

Down the hall the radio
forecasts softly to itself.
 

Fog always shifts, now thick
as breathing in a womb,
phone calls from 1961,
roots dangling in water
after the stream has  made
such love to the dark bank.
It skates out onto
whorls of gauze,
disordering zero.

Jackie Haskins is a biologist of wild wet places, from cypress swamps to glacial cirques. She is also an MFA student at the Whidbey Writer’s Workshop. Jackie’s fiction has received finalist in Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers, second place in a Lunch Hour Stories contest, and first in a Soundings Review contest. Jackie’s poetry, fiction, or creative non-fiction have appeared or will soon appear in Raven Chronicles, Shark Reef Literary Magazine, Six Minute Magazine, Soundings Review, and Bacopa Literary Review. 


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