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Poetry

Poetry

By Lois Roma-Deeley

As the vantage point shifts, the viewer is deconstructed.

By Ryan Tracy

Domesticating the Queer Cat.

By Steven Cordova

Pick a fight, vent a gripe; never let an incisive judgment get away.

By Damon Percy

Yearning and wrenching, the heart twitches and beats harder.

Veiled Voices story art
By Benin Lemus

Unresolved, uncertain, and untrusting, the chasm grows.

Shapeless Skin story art
By Travis Chi Wing Lau

Corporeal expanse, with wrangled nerves and a quieted pulse.

About the Fires story art
By Andrew Kruse-Ross

Embers of home billow and blow as history burns hard.

Abuses Amended art
By Jessica Edwards

Indignities and exploitation are righted with sharp words and a blunt defense.

America is Weeping art
By Diana Franco

Barbarism is given free rein in a gun-happy nation.

Curative art
By Karen V. Garrison

Lyrical elixirs for the ailing soul.

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