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Assorted Fictions

Poetry Jessica Baran

Rigor is no longer involved. Peeling back
reveals two discrete compartments, adjoining.

Within earshot by providence. Brushing up
can sweep away. To satisfy

this moment, this delay, this
leave-taking, rustling and rotted, take

inventory of the new season—how large it is,
how walled in.  [...]

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Issue 22



Winter 2015


Jessica Baran is the author of two poetry collections: Equivalents (Lost Roads Press) and Remains to Be Used (Apostrophe Books). She lives in St. Louis, where she directs Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts.


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