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  • Hairdos and Don’t’s

    January 15, 2018

    She would have me kneel in front of her,
    asking please hold still, while she yanked the brush
    through my hair. I’d sit and stare or…

  • Prodigal Son

    December 11, 2017

    After he let smooth the knotted calluses that rode the ridge
    of his palm from slinging twine-bound hay onto the stacks
    beneath the shed, then rolling…

  • papier-mache

    December 11, 2017

    layer on your
    papier-mâché

    thorns and splintery glass
    gilded, crackling papers
    fresh-cut grass

    mold it onto your soul

    cover every flaw and hole
    paint over dreams and desires
    a scarlet perpetual smile
    and…

  • Unleaving

    December 11, 2017

    This short piece of fiction from Featured Writer Luisa Perkins
    was first published in Segullah’s new book.

    “Margaret, are you grieving
    Over Goldengrove unleaving?” –Gerard Manley Hopkins
    ***
    “When…