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Memory Riding Herd on My Heart

Karen Neuberg

Elaborately coiled   
           & almost cruel

from a distance that cannot 
           cannot be

touched, but flavors  
             & flashes

           desire all

twisted in the deep  
           solvent of longing

almost shy   
           as it pinions itself

stitched & pining  
           behaving as though

I am its guest 
           and not its host.

Karen Neuberg is the author of two chapbooks: Myself Taking Stage (Finishing Line Press) and Detailed Still (Poets Wear Prada). Recent poems appear in Fractal Literary Magazine, Hermeneutic Chaos Literary Journal, Prong & Posy, and Serving House Journal. She’s associate editor of the on-line poetry journal First Literary Review-East and lives in Brooklyn, NY. Links to more of her work can be found at

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ISSUE TEN: Satyrs Yell "Me!"

Charlotte Pocock
   Spring: 1943

Carrie Redway
    Dial Back the Operator

Jennifer Metsker
   Beta Waves Are Not A Part
     Of The Ocean And We Prefer The Ocean

Doug Paul Case
   A Real Thigmotropism

Katharine Diehl
   This is wisdom

Chris Campanioni
   Status Update

Kenneth Jakubas
   The Infield Rule

Karen Neuberg
   Memory Riding Herd on My Heart

Robert Hamilton
   Few Yachts Short of a Regatta

Jessica Goody
   The Selkie

Sandy Feinstein & Keysha Whitaker