Petr Hruska

  THE DOOR        The door always used to swing shut, by itself, for years and years, with measured...
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Dorota Maslowska

Days that she’d taken for lost, days when she’d felt like air that was slightly thicker and English-speaking, it must have been then that someone had been watching her the whole time, following her, dazzled by her existence, going crazy over her and . . .

The Prose Poem Issue

Throughout the month of June, B O D Y presented a daily selection of prose poems, as well as essays and reviews, from our contributors as part of a special “Prose Poem Issue.”

Michelle Penn

You tell yourself you’re immune, always, but then D appears, if not exactly out of the shadows then like a river of milk flooding the kitchen.

J. A. Bernstein

Water cress. Watercress. From the cognate in Middle Low German and Dutch. Waterkers. Pliny the Elder, in his History of the World—why aren’t there more books of this name—describes its roots as “effectual,” or so says the O.E.D.

Leonard Kress

it signifies some terrible and unwanted part of myself has been skillfully excised and that now it rushes off, most likely to be run over by a fully loaded tractor-trailer, screeching...

Chris Green

How hard the mountain tries to become the wind. How hard the wind tries to become a flame. How hard the flame tries to become a mountain. And the mountain, how it pretends not to notice the moon’s secret moves, what a torn moon rising from its mirror.

Justin Lacour

I’m not saying we both wake to a darkness and go to bed each night knowing we’ll wake to the same darkness the next day. I’m not saying that.

Sarah Anderson

Land stretches, lush and flooding, and a man rows a boat across a field into the night.

Matt W. Miller

Ought to put you over my knee. That tough love you never got from your damn fool daddy.

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