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Stories & Essays
...gone tomorrow
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By jp Rodriguez
Barbie and the Burn Scars
_ By Dion OReilly
Bright Lights
_ By Nicole Exposito
Cricket Theory
_ By Sophia Alev
Dieciseis
_ By Kate Delany
Fines Double In Work Zone
_ By Brian Stumbaugh
Guy and Doll
_ By John P. Loonam
Lake
_ By Erlynda Jacqui Chan
Lala's Diner
_ By Nicole Exposito
Laundry
_ By Allison P. Boye
Love Story
_ By Cynthia Burke
Magic Bags and Forgotten Princesses
_ By Ken Goldman
Squirrels
_ By Benjamin Buchholz

Poetry
Baking Bread and Other Subtleties
_ By Leland Jamieson
Corpus Christi
_ By Taylor Collier
Early Cold
_ By Yvette A. Schnoeker-Shorb
Ekphrasis at the Mall
_ By James Owens
Games In Your Uncle's Den
_ By Robin Stratton
My Spanish Rose
_ By Jose Rivera
Northern Lights, Southern Soul
_ By E.F. Kramer
Posted on Fifth Avenue
_ By J.R. Salling
Sirens
_ By Naiya Wright
Summer Sojourn
_ By Cheryl Butterweck-Bucher
The Himalayan Sunset
_ By Rohith Sundararaman
Time Decays, Clots
_ By Kristine Ong Muslim
Turn
_ By Terrance Schaefer
Where You Rest
_ By Stephanie N. Barnes

Art & Photography
Bissan Alhussein
_ Paintings
E.W. Hung
_ Photography
Papa Osmubal
_ Drawings
Linda Pakkas
_ Drawings
Anastasiya Tarasenko
_ Paintings
Filip Wierzbicki
_ Paintings and Digital Photography
Nancy Xu
_ Paintings and Drawings

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Posted On Fifth Avenue
By J.R. Salling


Lost a beautiful tiger
tethered here minutes ago
everyone swears they never saw it
even the man with one arm
who etches his name on the sidewalk
under his chalk rendering of Jesus
and pins the flap of his empty sleeve
to discourage phantoms.

I ask the girl selling pies
without license
who feeds me a bite of cobbler
wiping her copper fingers across my lips
she says the lightning is so striking
and laughs up close and loud
when I look at the cloudless sky.

The man with a goatee immersed in flesh
staggers me with blasts from his tuba
a mating call unlikely to get a response
he repeats the Marsellaise all afternoon
I tell him not to provoke the nazis
because I plan to gamble at Rick's all night.

They have not seen my beautiful tiger
I wonder if anyone has.

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J. R. SALLING is an antiquarian bookseller specializing in the history of science and medicine, a fact sometimes reflected in his written work, more often not. His writings have appeared in Pindeldyboz, Flashquake, Eyeshot, Thieves Jargon, Monkey Bicycle, Word Riot, Mad Hatters' Review, Poor Mojo's Almanac, Gator Springs Gazette, Opium Magazine, and Slow Trains.

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