Thief

by Paul David Adkins

I am victimized every time 
a senator lauds our service.
His account fattens  

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Abecedarian

by Aaron Brown

You were [a]live [b]efore the [c]rush
of [d]eath—the door through which you
[e]ntered your whole [f]amily [g]one

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In a parallel universe

by Aaron Brown

you never left / your friends
never died / your ears never heard
the gunshot never fired / the smoke

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Sonnet in Split Infinitives

by Yuan Changming

To really stay far apart from each other
Within the same inner space. To almost 
Completely have gone to the far end

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Caliber

by Jenifer Browne Lawrence

I want to pretend
the hole in the plaster
is not from a bullet—

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Expectant

by Jenifer Browne Lawrence

I spoke to the long-armed lawman once, but what could he say except go 
home
. I a lightning-struck child in my 20s and you a door gunner from 

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Da Nang 1967

by Peter Mladinic

The dresses they wore,
long silk affairs
in residential streets

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His Viet Nam Tour

by Peter Mladinic

Ask him the names of GI’s he knew
Ask him to put a face to a name
Ask about barbed wire

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