April 22, 2019
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by Lillian Queen (poem, PG-13)
In April 2002, the Piker Press was created by Alexandra Queen as a weekly online journal of literature, art, commentary, and who knows what else. Her daughter, the author of this week's cover piece, was born just a few weeks later.
Article © Lillian Queen. All rights reserved.
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Paying Respects -- Gary Glauber
~ "...the sound of my footsteps in the morning..."
Invisible -- Fabrice Poussin
~ "...unwilling to reveal the secrets she has conceived..."
Peeling Oranges, Onions and Pavement in the Sun -- Ryan Quinn Flanagan
~ "...the decay of hope like worms in the garden..."
True Believers -- Frederick Foote
~ Can Death be an excuse for Death?
Diner -- Tony Gloeggler
~ "...try to remember who died, who got married the last time we saw each other..."
KKK Shoes -- Sarah Ito
~ "...Four dollars and ninety-seven cents, unless the parental unit found a sale elsewhere..."
Haunted -- Lillian Queen
~ In April 2002, the Piker Press was created by Alexandra Queen as a weekly online journal of literature, art, commentary, and who knows what else. Her daughter, the author of this week's cover piece, was born just a few weeks later.
The Death of Whydah Sibyl -- Ken Allan Dronsfield
~ "...Whydah Sibyl still sings her lovelorn sonnet..."
Swan Song -- Patti Santucci
~ "...I'm not the fly that annoys, nor the yellowed, shunned Polaroid..."
The Sporting Life -- Harvey Silverman
~ When your dad is proud of you, it's always a winning season...
The Good Shepherd and His Sheep -- Ndaba Sibanda
~ "They sang and shouted with joy as he paced about, whispering..."