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The Embrace So pale, he’s almost green, a bit yellow, slightly iridescent— in that second before he touches you, you wish you could make him pretty again.  Even through his overcoat you’ll feel...

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Mariological Recitative of Mystical Pharmacology: Poetry by Joseph F. Delgado

  Mariological Recitative of Mystical Pharmacology                                                                                                                         —Joseph F. Delgado Joseph F. Delgado is a former professor of Spanish literature and linguistics at the universities of Minnesota, Puerto...

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Why We Dance: Poetry by Terry M. Dugan

Why We Dance Because we do the electric slide into the clinic to the tune of crying babies. Because every day we fox trot in and...

Tartara, The Prince of Dance: Poetry by Joy Gaines-Friedler

Tartara, The Prince of Dance Harsh. Fierce. What was it about perfection? Why the constant movement Nureyev? Why the wings? Why the sad longing? Yes, the boys...

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Caroling at St. Vincent’s, 1986: Poetry by Marcia Pelletiere

Caroling at St. Vincent's, 1986 So typical of the sick, for years, my mind bent over microscopes, brooding for the millionth time about my injury. But now and...

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