Oddly enough, although it could be construed as an anti-science poem and I’m a verifiable science nerd, I rather liked a poem called “Ten Thousand Galaxies, Wendy” by Greg Moglia.
The lines that caught my eye were “To tell how a star glow matches the jumble in our head/Meanwhile isn’t any certainty about galaxies, about love/Just the latest story we tell each other?”
Other highlights in this issue were “Aftervives” by Alessio Zanelli, “The Bath” by Randall Marquardt, and “Iranian Men” by Lynn Lifshin.
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