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His Legacy John Davis, Jr. Your struggling farmer-artist father copied Rockwells from Saturday Evening Posts, Rembrandts borrowed from gilt-spined encyclopedias. Bright Americana and Blue Boys, his chugging tractor heart pulsed color through machinery-dinged fingers; rugged strokes, master shadows for your mother. Today in your remote woodshop, you paint miniature houses cut and pasted in familiar, unspoken desire: mountain cabins, grand plantations seen someplace other than here, where imitation’s inspiration remains.

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Emerge Literary Journal, Issue Four  

We are a new journal of online and print poetry and flash prose dedicated to emerging writers and their words. We aim to publish poets who a...

Emerge Literary Journal, Issue Four  

We are a new journal of online and print poetry and flash prose dedicated to emerging writers and their words. We aim to publish poets who a...