Title: Torrid Literature Journal Volume XXV Synergy
Publisher: TL Publishing Group LLC
Contributors: Tracy Whiteside; Gale Acuff; Marcus Benjamin Ray; James Lewis Huss ; Andrew Lafleche; Scott Outlar; Brittany Franclemont; Sterling Jacobs; Richard Dinges, Jr.; Luigi Coppola; Anna Linetskaya; Jolene Munch Cardoza; Dean Miller; Patrick Erickson; Timothy Robbins; Robert L. Martin; Shaun Holloway; Charles Rammelkamp; Violet Raven; Sara Bailey; Erren Kelly; James Piatt; Rutendo Magade; Martina Reisz Newberry; Jason Kirk Bartley; Constantin Preda; Jared Pearce; Edward Lee; Liza Bencheikh; Sacha Bissonnette; Richard Risemberg
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Excerpt: “Cracked Dawn” By Bruce McRae
The day morning failed to arrive,
our chickens listless, the clocks confused,
daisies stunned into silence.
When night was two nights long
by two nights wide by two nights high.
The baker sleeping in.
Padre dreaming of another sun rising
in a mystical realm
of half-dreams and home-baked cookies.
Pa looking for a wooden match
to light ma’s fire.
Dawn, but one blacker than coffee,
yours truly wavering over the sink
while recalling yellow and red.
Remembering what it was like
to see into the far distance.
Light drawing on light.
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Alice Saunders, Editor