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MARTINA REISZ NEWBERRY: A Moment's Peace
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MARTINA REISZ NEWBERRY
A Moment's Peace

How can I ever know a moment’s peace when your dark, smooth hair beds down inside my soul with every breath? I have abandoned my belief in geography and taken on a faith in smiles straight off the masters’ canvases from your black-brown eyes to my mind and then a trajectory the years did not draw. I took your songs, filtered them through my teeth and tongue, gave them away when you ruled the time had come. My years have always been fingernails—I bite and ravage both. You said you liked the blue veins lurking below my wrist skin. How can I ever know a moment’s peace? Your long shadow has stood in every doorway, in every elevator, across every kitchen counter I’ve ever known. Such powerful passion—call it love (I did)—can scarcely be a curse, can it be? Too many times around the sun has tainted me with wisdom. I absolve you of everything on this dread-filled planet. I absolve you of everything.

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VERNON WARING | SAD-SWEET
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GREGG DOTOLI | Leafspring

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SPIROS ZAFIRIS | let us wince

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