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Siren – Arienne Taylor

Your friend gives you an envelope. “What’s this?” “Remember that money you let me borrow a couple weeks ago? Well, consider it paid.” “When I gave you money, I expected money back.” You hold up a ticket to a performance … Continue reading

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Reminder of Life – Liam Caldwell

When clouds pour forth our empty pearls of fears, Don’t let your tender tears be washed away: All love ends like this anyway After, or during, the artifice of years. Don’t bear remembrance like shrapnel, I beg you, Nor let … Continue reading

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Pass the Parcel (to me) – Eleanor Capaldi

I watch as it gets passed around, Layers of tissue ripped, floating like confetti to the ground. My hands twitch in anticipation, my insides twinge with tension, Eagerly and greedily, I reach with glee; me Me ME! I pause where … Continue reading

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Painting Waves – Kieran Kelly

She tells me With gleaming fingernails Pristine cuffs and dull eyes That she doesn’t paint anymore That the ocean got too rough That she can’t paint anymore The space Abandoned bolted fast With key unturned since the leaves fell Brushes … Continue reading

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Green Power – Finola Scott

When I hear on the car radio I don’t go home. Instead I remember advice and head up up to the hilltop. Along midnight lanes headlights flash stane dykes, mercury puddles, fields of stubble and dark Fierce rocks pinned solid … Continue reading

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Resignation – Thomas Dennett

Dear Sir, Take this note as intended, confirming my departure. The final joke has ended, you’ve sucked out all the laughter. I cannot take the burden for every single drama, I’m leaving for my garden, to where the nights are … Continue reading

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