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Porte D'entrée

Christmas Gifting Macabrely

Algo

 

Rongili Biswas

 

Ed Coonce

 

Harris Coverley

 

Steven French

Victoria Heartwood

Alex Lorry

Allie Nelson

John L Stanizzi

Corinna Underwood

Sterling Warner

Mercedes Webb-Pullman

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Edith Wyatt

    

Mercedes Webb-Pullman

covfefe

 

fighters serve their country

win medals

from the king

 

they shine

like a sunrise

 

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Raki had no respect for

the mother of his children

 

when her husband came back

he fought with Raki

on the sea beach

speared him through the thighs

 

weak sickly offspring

Tane-who-lies-on-flat-rocks

Tane-who-kneels

Tane-who-draws-his-legs-up

a snub non-snoring hooter

 

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Armenian traders floated their wine

downriver to Babylon in casks

made from palm tree wood 

 

stacked in light boats that they broke up 

and sold too once their cargo moved

taking back to Armenia

only the skins of the boat hull

 

they built new boats each year


 

Mercedes Webb-Pullman was Danse Macabre's 2019-2020 Artist-in-Residence who graduated from the International Institute of Modern Letters, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand with her MA in Creative Writing. She is the author of The Jean Genie (Hammer & Anvil Books, 2018) and has also appeared in the Danse Macabre anthologies Amour Sombre, Belles-Lettres, Hauptfriedhof, and Weihnachtsmarkt. Her lucky number is 8. Blue. She lives in Ōtaki Beach, New Zealand.
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