Monthly Archives: September 2012

Gita Smith

The word “shmatta” in the title is Yiddish for rag, but also means garment. The Holy Shmatta Factory My uncle Ben came home one evening in 1937 to proudly announce that his little tailor’s shop in Ste. Lynne, Quebec, had … Continue reading

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A. J. Huffman

The Most Real Thing I need this paper mask. To touch you without tears. Though it is phony and soft. I am lost without its eyes. Not quite plastic. But empty just the same. They save my sight from your … Continue reading

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Annmarie Lockhart

Storm Surge By Annmarie Lockhart Yelling into the fury her voice is lost in the storm. A man smiles, seeing, but unhearing. Barely audible, she asks again: When will you be back? Deaf to her, he smiles, waves, and turns … Continue reading

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