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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Dream Woke Stone

In the middle of the night.
Stone.
Stone, he whispered.
Stone, wake up – 

Stone's hair was thrown from back to front across her face. What?
she startled. What's the matter?

Nothing. Dream formed lips and bit them with his teeth.
I wanted to make sure it was still you.

Stone knew better than to know that this was true.
 
It had been a long, long time since either of them
had been themselves.
Shit,

said Stone. Is that all? 

Her nightshirt was twisted,
making it impossible for her to move
even as Dream fumbled for her in the dark,
his hands desperately searching for the edge of something –
fabric, skin, a sense of closure – 

but then the dawn came shaking at the clock
and the world turned to water
and drained into another day
and Stone rolled out of bed
and found herself frightened
but all in all, okay.
 

 

Harmony Button has been nominated for Pushcart and Best of the Web awards, and was awarded the Larry Levis Prize (Academy of American Poets). She attended Middlebury College and University of Utah (MFA). You can find her work in Colorado Review, Southwestern American Lit, Ithaca Lit, Drafthorse, BlazeVOX, and other publications. She is redheaded, but not a stepchild. 


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