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A Eulogy by Jonathan Penton
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Poetry by Alison Ross
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Poetry by Christopher Shipman
A Spoken Word Poem by Larissa Shmailo
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Elegic Poetry by Jay Sizemore
Poetry by Felino A. Soriano
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Poetry by Ray Succre
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by Maria Damon and Michelle Greenblatt

adrift the rising high
tide, unable to break
the algae-

encrusted chains of his ever-
drifting, undersea
prison, Centaur floats, bereft in
his sublittoral cell.

sounds dig deep
into Centaur's sea-surrounded mind; dendritic overload
taxes frazzled synapses, flooding
every thought-

channel until all
he hears are waves. Bypassing
his horned

ears, their constant whisper-sighs
penetrate his blood-brain
barrier. Shivs of
sea shank him repeatedly. They
remake him; he becomes ocean

amid the neritic black,
beneath the brackish

water's rusted utilities, he chokes
on the abyssal
hypersalinity. His subaqueous sense

of severance
from home
intensifies. Transmarine
perceptions have made a home

of his mind; memories of his former life
blur like his murky ocean-
vision. He delves
into his shore-stored collection
of the ocean's leavings, the sand- and sea-inscribed,

polished debris
subsiding waves abandon.
He constructs a coronet
of bones bound
together with salt-
encrusted seaweed, he fashions
a diadem and vows (once
again) not to lose hold
of his last splintered memories
of home-
life. He crowns himself king

of the sea, ruler of its precious
detritus. Seadusk distilled
through emerald undercurrents marks the first day
of his reign.

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