35,000 years ago vagina

Ars Poetica on T by Laura Page

(Please rotate your device to landscape mode to provide maximum width for each line.) In the kitchen, the oven clicks until it’s cool again, until the weight I thought was needing a fuck cools and balls into something more juvenile and optimistic. Mama would never say that, even to herself—fuck. My gyno checks to make…

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Rowland in Love by Noreen Ellis

(Please rotate your device to landscape mode to provide maximum width for each line.) He promises not to fall soft in love Or to trip over lines of loveliness When he tries to find the words to tell her The dark tower, his hunger, vigilance. It’s a hard road to be a quiet man In…

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CC’s Best of the Net Nominations

Lovely CC Readers: After much deliberation, it’s time once again to show some bovine love to those writers the cows feel deserve a nomination for the Best of the Net awards. Without further ado, we present to you the cows’ nominations: Flash Fiction My Sister’s Aquarium by Jennifer Todhunter Feather Boy by Toni Marshall Poetry…

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Two Poems by Hannah Cohen

(Please rotate your device to landscape mode to provide maximum width for each line.) Body as an Alberto Giacometti Sculpture Just think, this is about as close to the wire frame and knife’s edge for a head I’ll ever get. My spaces are full, been thin and slipped so many times. If you’re a museum,…

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Two Poems by Claudia Serea

The places we used to roam I’ve been there, hanging out with the dwarf at the Palisades circus, and with the clown with tragic eyes smoking a cigarette on the roof of the flying Zamboni. I’ve been there, in another life, a memory, a photograph, a dream. There’s nothing romantic about that. And the angel…