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John Parras
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John Parras is the author of Fire on Mount Maggiore (University of Tennessee Press), which won the Peter Taylor Prize for the Novel, and the chapbook Dangerous Limbs: Prose Poems and Flash Fictions (Kattywompus Press). He teaches at William Paterson University and edits Map Literary: A Journal of Contemporary Writing and Art.

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Vol. 73
Earth Elegies
Fall 2019
Edited by Bradford Morrow

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March 31, 2020
in the pharmacy of the child
one used a hopscotch stone
a jacket zipper one’s tongue
the sharper tongue of a friend
anything to get one’s soft skin back
March 17, 2020
1.

Because he could picture himself curled up on the shelf of the refrigerator between the bread and the light.

2.

Because he stared up at the sprinkler attachment and thought of it as a metal flower.
March 10, 2020
Mears takes your name. As soon as you say it, he speaks it in quick echo, and it is now his and no longer yours. We don’t know what he does with it or what it does for him, but we do know what happens to those he pilfers.