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Cover
Table of Contents
Editor's Notes
Donations
Submission Guidelines
Website

Stories & Essays
Balance
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By Alison Baumy
Contemporary Cultural Differences...
_ By Ninni Siurua
Eclipsed Yesterdays
_ By Clyde Windjammer
Healthy Guy
_ By David J. LeMaster
Immortalis Letum
_ By Sophie Davis
Last Call For Salvation
_ By Angela P. Markham
My Fault
_ By Ro Thorton
Pacific Northwest
_ By Aaron Hellem
Q-Q Ca Choo
_ By Billy Pilgrim
The Best Laid Plans
_ By John A. Ward
The Ecstasy of Cooking
_ By Sam Nolting
The Girl With the Green Umbrella
_ By J.R. Earlebeck
The Gods of Houston
_ By Rebekah Frumkin

Poetry
Athena's Owl
_ By Amberly Mason
But I Have Never Known This
_ By Kaleen Love
Clouds On Your Floor
_ By Savannah Bobo
Crowded Lobby
_ By M. Blair Spiva
Ever After
_ By Bennie Johnson
Important Questions
_ By P.T. Bell
Migration
_ By Sarah Wassberg
Moon Goddess
_ By Kristina Diane Smith
Oldest Profession
_ By Ashley Polker
On Visiting Hay-on-Wye
_ By M. Blair Spiva
Sodom and Gomorrah
_ By Jessica Fannin
Wal-Mart
_ By P.T. Bell

Art & Photography
Jeremy Harker
_ Paintings
Douglas C. Knight
_ Photography
Jed Knox
_ Paintings and Drawings
May Ann Licudine
_ Paintings
Danny Malboeuf
_ Paintings
Alex Stanbury
_ Photography

Crowded Lobby
By M. Blair Spiva


"I think I could love you" I heard you say,
your voice a breathless whisper -
an echo of light colliding with night.
A reflection in glass, hazy swirls of smoke
and beyond a crowded room,
your eyes meeting mine.
Will this be it then?
This, all we allow to exist?
Let your answer be spoken
in discretion, in some quiet
shadow of want, in the motion
of nimble fingertips...
No answer awaits, your words the only murmur
on a moon-troubled evening.

Your eyes turn away, dissolving, 
transparent,
and nothing.

 


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M. BLAIR SPIVA is a poet living and working in Athens, Georgia. Her poetry has appeared in Plum Biscuit, The Lampshade, The Corn Creek Review, and The Argotist Online. Her work is also forthcoming in Lalitamba Magazine, Misanthropists Anonymous, The Landing, and DISPATCH Literary Journal, where she also serves as poetry editor. Blair lives with her husband, Michael, and their two dogs, Annabel Lee and Percy.