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winter song BY JOYCE LIU the snow is shy this year. it’s here in the morning and melted by afternoon, a winter that’s wet patches of pavement and choking, yellowed grass instead of great mountains of ice and flimsy toboggans on backyard hills. we only talk in the winter and this one doesn’t want to stay, so we place messages on doorsteps in the morning and leave them unopened for days. i say, have you changed your shoes yet. are you still wearing your beat-up orange sneakers because i’m not sure when to retire mine for boots. which jacket are you wearing. is it the one you had last year, the black one with the fur hood, so thick between my fingers it felt like a pillow, or did you get a new one. i say, it’s hard to i’m still trying to has grown fangs it. i say, i already

know when to change. it’s been seventeen years and figure it out, if it’s better to wait until your indecision and is breathing down your neck the way i always let know what you’re going to tell me.

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issue one: wonders of winter  

the first official issue of literary and visual arts publication, poetically magazine. themed 'wonders of winter', the december release comp...

issue one: wonders of winter  

the first official issue of literary and visual arts publication, poetically magazine. themed 'wonders of winter', the december release comp...

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