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Dead at three twenty six pee em

on four, thirty one, twenty fifteen;

its work is all done.

Ten years in space

thirty five million pictures taken

three thousand orbits and never mistaken.

Slammed into the planet

and just as it passed,

sent back the best selfies of Mercury at last.


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That first bite full of delicious

temptation filled their minds

with more stars than the heavens

granted every night.


They awoke like gods

to see their bars and did not

want to go on living caged

and kept like well-trained pets.

They saw that the garden

was no more than a zoo where they

had arrived late. After light and the

firmament and the fish and fauna …

but better off than the angels

who had already been taken into bondage.


Looking back they would forget

that they had lost nothing, and learned

that the sky had a reason for being blue;

and that apples could be had

any time of any day.


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And the LORD God said, Behold, the man 
is become as one of us, to know good and evil: 
and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take 
also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:

 Genesis 3:22


 All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.

Albert Einstein


   Once stupidity

         has been rounded to

             a trillionth digit,

                  as we get closer

               to knowing

            god’s thoughts,

             peering deeper into

              this very persistent illusion

             with our frail and feeble minds;

        when the slight details that seemed

     like rolling dice to Einstein

   don’t have a place left to hide,

there will be born

   from science and curiosity,

      out of true love

          for waking to the world,

              baptized as the gift of fantasy

                  a mathematical

                      equation that means

                        in every language,

                         “A table, a chair,

                           a bowl of fruit

                         and a violin“.


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Thank you to the editors of JMWW for publishing my poem, “Sympathy for Pluto” in the winter issue of their journal. Please visit their wonderful site to read my poem and to check out the creative works of others. Here’s what you’ll find in the winter issue:

High Five

Five Books I Judged by Their Covers by Leni Zumas


  • Something Appropriate by Timothy Quinlan
  • Johnny Will by Mary Hamilton
  • Darren in the Van by Steve Silkin
  • Karina Street by Louis Gallo
  • Solicitous by Allison McCarthy
  • The Experimentalist: Extracts from the Journal of Lucien Steinmann by Christamar Varicella

Flash Fiction

  • Eulogy by Thomas Kearnes


  • near (white) by Mark DeCarteret
  • Sympathy for Pluto by Henry Toromoreno
  • Gumbo Limbo by Sankar Roy
  • Face Without Features by Jay Snodgrass
  • 13 Ways of Water by CM Scott Owens


  • The Photography of Michael Cantor


  • Where Do Poems Come From? The Dreamworld of Philip Levine by Gary Lehmann

Book and Chapbook Reviews

  • The White Road by Tania Hershman
    (Reviewed by Jen Michalski)
  • New Lines From the Old Line State: An Anthology of the Maryland Writers Association
    (Reader review)
  • To Lose & To Pretend by Chris O. Cook
    (Reviewed by Adam Robinson)


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