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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There’s No Right Way To Do This Wrong.


The average kill date
for flower plants
is November 11th
explains the gardening guru
in the morning news.
He says, pot
them up, cut them back
by half, bring them in
to a bright room.

Yet, I know
all the light
in the universe
won’t keep us
from dying.
I can see you bringing
tenders
of hospice
and family
to into a room
of vintage green leaf
wallpaper like mine
after the doctor

comes himself
to that room
to explain
the waning season.
Of course
I will have
mis-heard
the doctor’s
forecast, and order
fresh seeds,
new soil.


Carol Levin is the author of a full volume, “Stunned By the Velocity” 2012, Pecan Grove Press and chapbooks, “Red Rooms and Others,” Pecan Grove Press 2009, and “Sea Lions Sing Scat,” Finishing Line Press, 2007. Her work has appeared in many journals and anthologies, print and online, such as Raven Chronicles, Verse Wisconsin, The Louisville Review, The Massachusetts Review, Third Coast, The Cortland Review, Two Sylvia's Press: Fire On Her Tongue. Levin is an Editorial Assistant at Crab Creek Review and teaches The Breathing Lab / Alexander Technique, in Seattle www.the-breathing-lab.com


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