The Life Cycle of Deceit
by Liz Marlow

The adoration he declares is like an adult mayfly. His mouth, vestigial, releases air, and I swallow it all. Of course, his reveal is at dusk, when diurnals lie on couches or nests and nocturnals tuck sheets into hospital corners to spread their wings. But his devotion will never live long enough to know if … Continue reading The Life Cycle of Deceit
by Liz Marlow

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Liz Marlow’s debut chapbook, They Become Stars, was the winner of the 2019 Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Contest and is forthcoming in 2020. Her poems have appeared in The Bitter Oleander, B O D Y, The Greensboro Review, The Rumpus, Tikkun, and elsewhere.

CPR Volume 21-4

January, 2020 T A B L E of C O N T E N T S POEMS Marjorie Maddox, Point of View Emily Kerlin, Christmas Eve Sara Backer, The Animals in My Name Will Cordeiro, Transformations Hayden Saunier, Small Poem for Waking in Winter Dameion Wagner, What is revealed in the winter Clyde Kessler, Storm … Continue reading CPR Volume 21-4