vol. 61

Silent Response

Hal Sirowitz

I know your mother doesn’t think / I’m the smartest person alive, / Father said. That’s why I try / to learn a new word everyday / by reading the dictionary.

The Bridge Survivor

Hal Sirowitz

If someone told you to jump / in the water while you’re on a bridge, / Father said, would you do it?

Oven

Jan Edwards Hemming

She stood a foot from me / two futures hung in the air between / us

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You made it!  It’s failbetter volume 61.  As you’ve noticed, things are a little bit different around here

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"Ugh," you say out loud as soon as you load the page.  "Who thought this was a good idea?  Really?  It took just about a year to come up with this?"