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Lampyridae, Donna Emerson May 2019

Lampyridae, Donna Emerson

Westview

As I walk down the June steps of the farmhouse, fireflies flash close to my face.


Midnight Run To Nacogdoches, Robert L. Penick May 2019

Midnight Run To Nacogdoches, Robert L. Penick

Westview

He is sitting in a fast food restaurant, pining for a woman who has never had an original thought in her life. It is Christmas Eve, and she is five hundred miles away, celebrating with her new in-laws. He is a damned fool, but hasn’t quite realized it yet.


Naming Southwest Oklahoma, Molly Sizer May 2019

Naming Southwest Oklahoma, Molly Sizer

Westview

Young Andrew Carnegie invested years steeling money; in his old age, he built imposing music halls on the east coast and libraries in rural towns out west.


New Barista, Dennis Ross May 2019

New Barista, Dennis Ross

Westview

She moves like a half-grown colt, all legs and skinny arms…


On The Move, Jack Cooper May 2019

On The Move, Jack Cooper

Westview

Arriving I caught the bus to the beach under a blue and white sky and sat behind five or six riders


On Wings, Richard Dinges Jr. May 2019

On Wings, Richard Dinges Jr.

Westview

Each day, more flies descend and buzz my porch. I bathe.


Contributors, Westview Staff May 2019

Contributors, Westview Staff

Westview

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A Certain Age, Anne Babson May 2019

A Certain Age, Anne Babson

Westview

The body churns out its red butter every Twenty-eight days but spends the whole cow to do it. The skin still glows a little, but blood vessels ruddy As the spaceship face fissures, approaching warp speed.


Ballad Of St. Stephen's Green, James B. Nicola May 2019

Ballad Of St. Stephen's Green, James B. Nicola

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While loitering in St. Stephen’s Green, Watching the youth pass by, I spied an elder gentleman In a blue suit and bright tie


Beetles In Moonlight, Gordon Grice May 2019

Beetles In Moonlight, Gordon Grice

Westview

This rooted cliff is riddled and pocked. On August nights, you can watch the moonlight clatter into shards that move apart and come together to couple.


Birds Of Light, Jack Cooper May 2019

Birds Of Light, Jack Cooper

Westview

Autumn streams of rain hit the maple tree and red and yellow leaves wing off in all directions


Blimps Are Cool, Molly Sizer May 2019

Blimps Are Cool, Molly Sizer

Westview

Today we saw the Goodyear Blimp. It flew above the roofs of town.


Westview: Vol. 35, Iss. 1 (Summer 2019), Westview Staff May 2019

Westview: Vol. 35, Iss. 1 (Summer 2019), Westview Staff

Westview

No abstract provided.


Carved Door, Dennis Ross May 2019

Carved Door, Dennis Ross

Westview

I stagger with a heavy door, thick, ancient oak with six carved panels: a dove, a plow, flowers, wreathed acanthus leaves.


Clean Slate, Richard Dinges Jr. May 2019

Clean Slate, Richard Dinges Jr.

Westview

No one wonders why we return each morning, eyes half-shuddered, mouths yawning


Drifting, Nan Byrne May 2019

Drifting, Nan Byrne

Westview

On the bed my eyes closed I am letting drift take me


Commemorate, Nan Byrne May 2019

Commemorate, Nan Byrne

Westview

We learn by losing The dead—first one becomes many The truth we knew becomes the truth we suffered


Doughboy And Jenny, Donna L. Emerson May 2019

Doughboy And Jenny, Donna L. Emerson

Westview

Our summer horses, five-gaited warm-bloods. Alert, easy to ride.


Part Ii, Diane Glancy May 2019

Part Ii, Diane Glancy

Westview

The Erring Need of Narrative


Part One, Diane Glancy May 2019

Part One, Diane Glancy

Westview

The Man Who Loves Dreamsicles


Prayers Coagulate Around A Woman On Her Porch, Henry D. Goldkamp May 2019

Prayers Coagulate Around A Woman On Her Porch, Henry D. Goldkamp

Westview

Southern static : pink tongue : dewy ears : seagulls yelling Wal-Mart


Princesses, Donna L. Emerson May 2019

Princesses, Donna L. Emerson

Westview

First grade girls are deciding who’s a princess. They say I’m not one.


Rains, James B. Nicola May 2019

Rains, James B. Nicola

Westview

One kind of rain wears moccasins and comes in quiet as a ghost then leaves your cheeks-nose-forehead moist with an unremarked kiss.


Promise, Jack Cooper May 2019

Promise, Jack Cooper

Westview

Her hands looked old boney and bruised but her face young her cheeks blushed her eyes wandering


Summer Thunderstorm, Richard Dinges Jr. May 2019

Summer Thunderstorm, Richard Dinges Jr.

Westview

A cold pierce, bolts crack sky’s lids, a brief glimpse at eternity


Sunday Morning, Matthew C. Brennan May 2019

Sunday Morning, Matthew C. Brennan

Westview

Back home from Kroger, I sense that something’s terribly wrong: five squad cars flashing red cordon the street, and yellow tape extends from a fencepost to a worksite shed across from us.


Skippings Rocks, Chad W. Lutz May 2019

Skippings Rocks, Chad W. Lutz

Westview

There’s a place in town where the only two roads meet, marked by an old sycamore. Its bark is blotchy, and the few limbs it has left reach for the sky like the pleading arms of a dying man.


The Choice Is Mine, John Grey May 2019

The Choice Is Mine, John Grey

Westview

I wear mismatched clothes, fill the sink with dirty dishes, sit and watch football on the TV until all hours


The Pie Lady, Shiann Dawson May 2019

The Pie Lady, Shiann Dawson

Westview

You again. You don’t even remember me.


The Yellow Porch Swing, Aimee Klein May 2019

The Yellow Porch Swing, Aimee Klein

Westview

The smell of honeysuckle carried on a breeze the soft squeak