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Jude Marr

an act of will, defiance
of earth's apron strings—

a contrail, swipe of hope
across abraded sky—

a promise of release
from grave imaginings—

a trace of immortality, windhover
still, between fear's fall and rise—

a pact with gods: the physics
of deflected prayer—

or jet-fuelled arrows aimed, sensate—
and bodies, falling, everywhere.

Jude Marr is originally from Scotland. She is currently a teaching fellow at Georgia College, where she has recently completed a poetry MFA. Jude's work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in The Cortland Review, r.kv.ry., Black Heart Magazine, and Cider Press Review, among others. She is also an assistant editor at Ghost Ocean.

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ISSUE TWO: Sly Early Stem

Jude Marr

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