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Feature Fiction: Sleep, My Child, and Peace

by Eddie Martell

Pippo was a small boy walking home from school one day when he saw that his little sister Roza wasn't keeping up with him. She was sitting on a lawn way down the block. He called her, but she didn’t look at him or move.

Feature Poem: Source

by Stacy Nigliazzo

He purged the sick with glinting
blades. Flayed their pain

into a sterile bowl.
Painted snowy trees on his days off

to try and forget.
When the white ran dry

he crushed pills to paste,
rounding out the landscape.

I carry his name,
dark hair and stethoscope;

spin words from thread to silver
on my days off

to try and forget.





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