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An angel whispers to readers in the library.
He's tired of everyone wanting something different.
A trapeze artist dressed as an angel
doesn't know that real angels are wingless.
Read the full poem "Wings of Desire" by Jeannine Marie Pitas.

each of these weeds is a day
i climbed the stair
at 254 purdy street
and looked into a mirror
to see if i was really there.
i was there. i am there
in the thousand days.
the weeds. and these weeds
Read the rest of the poems by Lucille Clifton.

We dream each other into being:
a universe as master for the mindless
and solace for the present,
and a self of contradictions
on a respite afternoon.
Read the full poem by Joe Todaro.