“Rapunzel w/ Head Half-Shaved” by Canese Jarboe

Issue 81 Cover shows Chris Bovey print of Spokane's famous garbage goat in teal and yellow with Willow Springs in decorative font.

Found in Willow Springs 81

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Rapunzel w/ Head Half-Shaved

This peony too heavy to hold itself.
up. This great blue heron in slow-mo, opportunistic
feeder. This rash. This calamine lotion. Be vibrating
my skull. I am looking for sick fish. No,
algal bloom. There wasn't any juice in the fridge
so I drank the cattle vaccine. Let me
come back as an orange flag marking a utility line or
a rain gauge. Let me come back as aluminum, tetanus,
a Sure-Jell. I am listening for the last seal
to pop. Vacuum. Long-legged or nesting 100' above you.
This fiberglass insulation like pink
cotton candy. This angle. This respirator. I don't think you can hear me
over the air compressor. At 10:04 p.m. National Weather Service
Doppler Radar indicated a severe


capable of


                           an        interior room




            use blankets       or pillows




         your body

  , in the nearest ditch.

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