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Summer 2015 — Lyric
The Vanishing Man ~ by Derik Pell

The Vanishing Man ~ by Derik Pell

“Just when you think I’m in the palm of your hand You’ll hear rattling bottles and clattering cans I’m a ghost in the grand stand a sack full of wind I’m a bat in the rafters and a rat in the tin In the cool before dawn I’m a creak and a groan I’m a...
Highway Herald ~ by Amanda Cantrell Roche

Highway Herald ~ by Amanda Cantrell Roche

“I’m going to work for my sanity Give it everything I got Though so far I have cheated death I know someday I’ll get caught Just living So here we go man it’s beautiful Get your trumpet get your drum Keep in time in a second line It can make you feel so young” Connor...
Take Me Away ~ by Mallory Mapes

Take Me Away ~ by Mallory Mapes

The air conditioner is out again,    [I got a pocket, got a pocketful of sunshine] it’s late July in Tennessee,    [I got a love, and I know that it’s all mine] and the people outside want their money back.    [Oh. Whoa-oh-oh.] The sales manager is sitting at her desk by the front...
There Is Good In What Is Green ~ by Jenn Couture

There Is Good In What Is Green ~ by Jenn Couture

She materialized suddenly from somewhere behind the scattering of weathered shacks and makeshift chicken wire livestock pens, banging erratically on a crude, handmade goat skin drum. As she approached, I imagined that for some reason she had randomly chosen to include us in some sort of strange, painfully intimate ritual, enveloping our group of dusty,...
Take me to the River ~  by Kristen Hubbard

Take me to the River ~ by Kristen Hubbard

    Maybe around the next corner? Not this one. This pass looks so familiar, I know it’s nearby…but where? Why did I not pay attention? I just let you drive as the hot summer wind swept around me, eyes closed, my face to the sun. Surely there are a million other places to dip...