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Candice Kelsey is in her 24th year of teaching English. Her poetry appears in Poets Reading the News and Poet Lore, among other journals; her first collection, Still I am Pushing, explores mother-daughter relationships as well as toxic body messages. She won the Two Sisters Writing Contest for her micro story, was chosen as a finalist in Cutthroat's Joy Harjo Poetry Prize, and was nominated for a Best of the Net and two Pushcarts. Find her at www.candicemkelseypoet.com and @candicekelsey1.


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15 Aug 2022

You turned and Hailé was hunched by the counter, holding the Rift in his bare stomach together with his hands.
Their eyes trace the curves of our gears / like birds eyeing the shoreline and we / recite the songs our makers wrote
During recess, we would fight all the time.
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