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Environment

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by JONATHAN CHARLES STEPHENS (United States)

November 2021

Ingrain yourself in a wild honey: flail a standing ovation with petaled hands

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by ZARA VALE (Australia)

November 2021

You cringe as the door opens with a loud beep, but no one comes running. 

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by JAYANTI JHA (United States)

September 2021

Hope means understanding that, while there will be obstacles, we can still make change.


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by OLIVIA GOLDSMITH (New Zealand)

July 2021

"Quark querk arck erk,"  

That's what the tui said.


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by ROSIE JONES (Wales)

July 2021

Below

the cherry blossom clouds

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by CHRIS LIM (The Philippines)

July 2021

Jeepney Smoke seeps through the iron rail

to keep him bloodshot. He burrows in the neck

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by BETHANY ADDO-SMITH (United Kingdom)

July 2021

I drink the elderflower air, 

poured by the 4am sky

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by RUTH PORT (United Kingdom)

April 2021

Green are the strands of the winner's laurel;

green is the step of his podium as he stares over the crowd

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by ADDISON RAHMLOW (United States)

December 2020

I wasn't alive in '93, when cryptosporidium poured

through the water like liquid lava

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by LOIS BELOVED (Australia)

December 2020

At first they stand, orphaned, like a line of birds, 

first on one foot, then the other, in unison.

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by PIPPI JEAN (New Zealand)

December 2020

Of all the swimmer summer and the dust, sun, rain, you are what sticks out. 

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by SHERRY SHU (Canada)

August 2020

He scuttled furiously from beneath the undergrowth, pausing every few seconds to catch his breath. 

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by LIORA SCOP (South Africa)

August 2020

They say 7 billion people stayed home today

2.2 billion children stayed out of school

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by NEERAJA KUMAR (India)

August 2020

125 miles.

I never imagined they could be so close. 

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by CAROLINE DINH (United States)

April 2020

Sometimes I like to collapse infinity

into a single point in time I label "now."

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by KATE GARDNER (United States)

April 2020

And the sea has many teeth, far more than I. But if we are one 

then I have all the same teeth as the sea, then it has the same teeth as I. 

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by MAY ZHENG (United States)

December 2019

Air sticks to my skin, 

like honey. mosquitos circle my ankles and wrists

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by MARGHERITA MORO (Italy)

December 2019

The grass stings my thighs and whispers at me to move my legs so that it may look upon the stars 

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by ELLA GREEN (New Zealand)

December 2019

I try to think of death as an ocean; uncharted and unknown, but vast.

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by TING LIN (China)

December 2019

I look at you for decades and your words

melt in this subtropical heat.

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by ELEANOR LEWIS (Wales)

December 2019

i have come back

to the village i swore i would never see again

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by JUNFANG ZHANG (Singapore)

September 2019

Perpetually sitting in a corner of my room is a large carrier bag filled with cast-off clothes.

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by WILLIAM DASHE (United States)

September 2019

Suburban living is a great, untested experiment. While this style of living . . .

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by ELIZABETH BUNTIN (United States)

April 2019

There is a certain inscrutability in the mercurial ebb and flow of life in the woods, an unassuming cadence that settles just beyond my naive circumspection. The dry sweep of the wind’s touch is fond and insidious in turns . . .

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by MAI MCGAW (United States)

April 2019

On a frosty October morning, I walk to a field

And lie flat on my back in the dewy grass.