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New Barista, Dennis Ross May 2019

New Barista, Dennis Ross

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


Doughboy And Jenny, Donna L. Emerson May 2019

Doughboy And Jenny, Donna L. Emerson

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


Human Rib Bone, $10, Shiann Dawson May 2019

Human Rib Bone, $10, Shiann Dawson

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A little gift shop, nestled into a house of death Filled with…well, Trinkets, mostly.


Contributors, Westview Staff May 2019

Contributors, Westview Staff

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A Certain Age, Anne Babson May 2019

A Certain Age, Anne Babson

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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.


Carved Door, Dennis Ross May 2019

Carved Door, Dennis Ross

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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.

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


Commemorate, Nan Byrne May 2019

Commemorate, Nan Byrne

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


Drifting, Nan Byrne May 2019

Drifting, Nan Byrne

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


Festina Lente, Jack Cooper May 2019

Festina Lente, Jack Cooper

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I once laid a stone path in the yard and unearthed a spadefoot toad in hibernation


Hometown, Kenneth Beck May 2019

Hometown, Kenneth Beck

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My hometown is a monochrome. Pack rats on every block with vintage Whatever-you-have from whatever-year.


If Ever, Dilvin Işiki May 2019

If Ever, Dilvin Işiki

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If ever this sadness unbraces the ties between me and you, I’ll hang myself to your happiness;


Ire Man, James B. Nicola May 2019

Ire Man, James B. Nicola

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When the life is mostly moor, make it poetry.


Lampyridae, Donna Emerson May 2019

Lampyridae, Donna Emerson

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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

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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.


On The Move, Jack Cooper May 2019

On The Move, Jack Cooper

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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.

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


Part Ii, Diane Glancy May 2019

Part Ii, Diane Glancy

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The Erring Need of Narrative


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


Rains, James B. Nicola May 2019

Rains, James B. Nicola

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


Sunday Morning, Matthew C. Brennan May 2019

Sunday Morning, Matthew C. Brennan

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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.


The Pie Lady, Shiann Dawson May 2019

The Pie Lady, Shiann Dawson

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You again. You don’t even remember me.


The Yellow Porch Swing, Aimee Klein May 2019

The Yellow Porch Swing, Aimee Klein

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The smell of honeysuckle carried on a breeze the soft squeak


Villanelle: Flood Time, Eleanore Lee May 2019

Villanelle: Flood Time, Eleanore Lee

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The skies above just opened up, hear how the torrent roars… On city streets, through parks and lots, our stains are washed away.


Your Girlfriend Is A Boozy Animorph, Henry D. Goldkamp May 2019

Your Girlfriend Is A Boozy Animorph, Henry D. Goldkamp

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My shadow nearly dodges your ghost for an iced glass, again a gin to toast.


Green, Richard Dinges Jr. May 2019

Green, Richard Dinges Jr.

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Green is cool to gaze into, woods strangled in undergrowth


Naming Southwest Oklahoma, Molly Sizer May 2019

Naming Southwest Oklahoma, Molly Sizer

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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.


Birds Of Light, Jack Cooper May 2019

Birds Of Light, Jack Cooper

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


Part One, Diane Glancy May 2019

Part One, Diane Glancy

Westview

The Man Who Loves Dreamsicles


Princesses, Donna L. Emerson May 2019

Princesses, Donna L. Emerson

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