Sky

(Pocket Poetry) by Emma Overton (U.K) The smell of wood smoke, Spiralling up to that slice of space  seen from between  the sentinel houses. Her belly, dark blue  and pregnant with promise. The moon is absent, The sky the fuller for it Eyes drawn to intricacies Of stretch mark clouds and stars, like piercings, littering …

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The Carnival Lights

(7 minute read) by William Falo (New Jersey) Ember hunted mice around the crooked tombstones as I watched from the pine trees, unable to let her go wild. I violated every rule of a wildlife rehabilitator, but I couldn’t let her go. I took care of her from a kit when a carnie found her running from a barn fire, and he named her Ember. I feared for her, since I saw a mounted fox at the local bar. Its empty …

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