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How Dreams Grow by Manasi Diwakar

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The Ballad of Morbid and Putrid By Sawyer Lovett

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High Stakes by Ryan Quinn Flanagan

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Two Poems by Susana H. Case

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Two Poems by Kerry Trautman

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Dear Anonymouse by Mike Maggio

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Sisson’s by Eric D. Goodman

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Two Poems by Leonard Kress

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Two Poems by Rustin Larson

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Two Poems by Laura Johanna Braverman

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High Stakes by Ryan Quinn Flanagan

hammer
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High Stakes 
Seizing the high ground is important,
have you not read of the great campaigns?
 And here this stooped man with his back to me,
a pile of stakes which he hammers into the soil above.
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 An old slag heap now repurposed and green again,
stakes driven deep into this unnatural hill to form a line.
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 A drooping pair of overalls, I see each faded denim strap
disappear over a mountain of disjointed shoulders.
 The stacks from the nickel mines in the distance.
Billowing out their many black dahlia plumes.
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Ryan Quinn Flanagan is a Canadian-born author residing in Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada with his wife and many bears that rifle through his garbage.  His work can be found both in print and online in such places as: Evergreen Review, The New York Quarterly, Chiron Review, Setu, Red Fez, and The Oklahoma Review.