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Natural Cause by Gerald Hill

1. Marilyn Monroe, movie starKnocker, knocker. Come in. The minute she entersthe room reads polka-dot white dresstight at the knees, white blonde, darkin one eye, scared in the other,swallowing hard candies whole. Give me the smokey, the free, she says,crossing to the dresser stackedwith rum, rye, beer, pineapple, ice....

To Your Scattered Bodies Go by Brian Brett

A Suite of Poems by Brian BrettAt the round earth's imagin'd corners, blowYour trumpets, angels, and arise, ariseFrom death, numberless infinitiesOf souls, and to your scattered bodies go.                             - John Donne, Holy Sonnets TO YOUR SCATTERED BODIES GOAnd...

My Best Friend by Gina Leola Woolsey

He's nine, I'm seven. We're in the schoolyard. He's riding his bike around me in circles. I still can't ride my two-wheel bike. I'm afraid of falling, of getting hurt. It's time to go home. "Please come with me. The street lights are on. C'mon," I plead. I really...

Tortfeasor by Leslie Beckmann

His foot goes through the door like a head through a windshield, and there are beads of blue-green glass clattering at my feet like marbles. He has pushed the pull door - it says right there "Pull" - the big institutional law school entrance door that is made of...

Snapshots from My Father's Euthanasia Road Trip, or Esau by Meghan Adams

What I always find odd about lying in a bathtub is the sensation of floating......