Twenty-Five Days

Having folded the contents with precision, I sealed the package and affixed the customs declaration. “How long will this take to reach the US?” I queried the Chinese-Australian who ran my local post shop.   “Nowadays it takes about twenty-five days,” he said. “Sometimes less. Depends on US customs. It’s something important?”   The postie …

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Real, Snail

By Melissa Young

One of the magical things about social media is that it sometimes fosters connections in the real world. Even if these real-world threads are as tenuous as spider silk, there’s something about the tangibility of them that still enriches. As an example, I’ve been participating in a postcard poetry exchange this month. Initiated on Facebook, …

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