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Joanne Mallari

Humans bear resemblance to the unyielding solids and carry a trace of the fickle gases, but, primarily, take after a state of liquid. Thus, punching fists into our core is no more effective than dealing blows to a pond and expecting the dent to stay in place— the molecules assume the complacency of still waters on an unbroken surface. I don’t have the energy to evolve into the next phase of matter, nor the resolve to be tightly packed as the atoms of a plastered wall. Your words are but a blow to the water, enough to open a hole for just so long.

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Matter of the Heart

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Edition 63 Volume 1  

Fall 2010. Brushfire is UNR's oldest literature & arts journal. Brushfire publishes biannually, check out our website for more info! unrbrus...

Edition 63 Volume 1  

Fall 2010. Brushfire is UNR's oldest literature & arts journal. Brushfire publishes biannually, check out our website for more info! unrbrus...

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