DAVID LAWRENCE : The Smart Girl Sitting Next to Me
ALEC KOWALCZYK : Steznycja
MICHAELA A. GABRIEL : adam and eve
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DAVID LAWRENCE
The Smart Girl Sitting Next to Me
I climb to the top of the educational ladder to plant a flag On my ignorance. All day the birds are circling around the flag, Announcing the language of the seashore. If I write in script I can't read what I am saying. I print your name on my forehead So that you will understand the connection. When I went to school I didn't feel that I was smart Enough to drop out. The girl next to me never did her homework but Knew all of the answers. She had read other books. She had lived other lives. I don't remember what she looked like. She must have been ugly. I can't get over the uncomfortable feeling of looking at her Or my wonder about how she knew so much about things that We were not being taught.
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ALEC KOWALCZYK
Steznycja
In the comfort of my home, I put down the book that so engrossed me, relaxing my eyes a moment, when I saw the snowglobe on a nearby shelf. It was something I had acquired, something I had received as a gift long ago, in front of my eyes all those years, lost among the accumulation of knickknacks, as if I was seeing it for the first time. Naturally I couldn't resist - I shook it, setting in motion an artificial squall, imitation bits of snow obscuring the contents of the glass sphere. Instead of slowing down, the snow became faster and more furious. I was looking down on a remote pasture, somewhere in a valley of the Carpathian Mountains, at first little to be seen in the slanting snowfall, and then gradually the brown and white spotting of a Guernsey cow, the black and white of a Holstein, and others … Bundled in outer garments but still shivering, a lone farmhand stood sentinel over the drove, a young teen desperately trying to retain his body heat, hugging himself into the smallest possible shape, watching the cattle for any activity. And then one cow arose from its recumbent position, scissoring its front legs stiffly open, breaking off body contact from the corralled heat, arching its back - crooking out its tail - its sphincter muscle irising out, relieving itself - discharging a great pile of hot and steaming turds. Immediately the boy reacted, stepping eagerly into the stinking mess, feeling the coveted immediate relief, feeling the warmth spread slowly through his worn footwear … I don't think I'll truly ever understand just how difficult it was for my father growing up.
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The Smart Girl Sitting Next to Me Steznycja adam and eve  
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MICHAELA A. GABRIEL
adam and eve
anemones tickle her toes, blossom towards her naked womb. yellow snakes ringlet bare breasts, claim beauty. eve is aware. adam sleeps in her shadow.
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