Resonance by Linda Neuer

Only the original foundation is intact, all history replaced with central heating and plastic pipes. But the pacing in the attic doesn’t sound like mice. Why this pacing? Why this chill? If they are lonely, why not join us? Are they too polite in their pain to ask for help? Shouldn’t they provide solace for…

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Dracula-Creole (Can English Save Pachamama?) by Jun Cola

Chatterbox climate summits are made for the anointed ones, those linguistic savvy English-speaking leaders who prate about diplomacy in a searing world. That’s how a not so welcoming COP21 caught the attention of the global community late last year. No matter how articulate, impassioned or defiant arguments are posed to fossil fuel extracting, carbon emitting…

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Welcome to Earth by Jennifer Moore

“We come in peace,” they lisped, lulling us into a false sense of security with their round childlike eyes and empty silken lips. Peace. That’s what it sounded like, without teeth or tongues to give proper shape to their words. We lowered our guns, welcoming them to the planet. Only it turned out it wasn’t…

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Ventriloquist by Richard King Perkins II

I am replete with suspension, but have no expression. You’re greeted on a sloping cliffside with circuitry muted. Pulleys have no words, but the thing I call a heart keeps the most essential few. I’m writing them here before your muscles fatigue waiting for pistons that will never move. ••• BIO: Richard King Perkins II…

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