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I charge you, lips and teeth,
keep watch upon my tongue:
silence is legal tender everywhere.
-Charles Reznikoff, A Fifth Group of Verse
Jane Hirshfield : Seawater Stiffens Cloth
Call one thing another’s name long enough,
it will answer.
Andrew Hudgins : Blowfly
This is a lesson about flesh, isn’t it?
Bryan D. Dietrich : I Imagine My Father’s Death
Philip White : Infidelity
Chris Dombrowski : Get Up, John
the teapot of us
aboil, cooking off a giardia
Cathy Park Hong : They Come
“Call me Ishmael.”
A quote from Herman Melville: “At sea a fellow comes out. Salt water is like wine, in that respect.”
“It was the devious-cruising Rachel, that in her retracing search after her missing children, only found another orphan.”