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This is wisdom

Katharine Diehl

Violent scarlet of bush and vine.
The herb of bitterness is the herb rue.

The haw of the rose is the fruit after the flower dies.
To dream of poison fruit is to dream of others doing harm to you.

Katharine Diehl Katharine Diehl has been published in journals including Noble Gas Quarterly, Menacing Hedge, Passages North, and burntdistrict. She works in education research and writes poems instead of doing her grad homework. You can find her at and @KElizabetta.

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ISSUE TEN: Satyrs Yell "Me!"

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