HOW TO BE YOUR OWN REAPER:
they dangled and cracked
like the hearts he
liked to collect,
ornaments that pulsed
sizzled like firecrackers.
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ON BHOPAL’S UPPER LAKE
by Devanshi Khetarpal
Each of us reads the water like a different loaf of bread
that’s been kept on the shelf;
bought two weeks ago
after much haggling.
Devansbi Khetarpal is a junior from Bhopal, India.
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Audrey Spensley | Avon Lake High School | Avon Lake, OH
Like a scientist I carve myself
out of the gentle slope of my spine,
watch flesh curl away, the disrobing
of a tropical flower. Later I’ll say
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