Poetry: “Endings” by Lowell Jaeger

Endings I stood in the frigid blast of Januarylate afternoon.  And witnessedthe backhoe manbackfill your grave. The wind had blown the pasturebare, the earth iced so deepthe shovel on the hoehad to carve and chip at itlike stone. And you lay stone-stiff amidsta cluster of boulders nearby,fetlocks flagging.  Childrencalled — Patches! Patches! —though the children […]

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Poetry: “Untitled” by Luke Iida

And of onerous monarchs with tufted wing,                                     
Amber over chestnut, iced oak, winter’s solace they sing.               
Born to languish where their starry sons fly                                     
Born in the very brooks where they are destined to die.                   
Some explore mesas in sweet […]        

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