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A ride in harmony.
SUBWAY BY JOSH SAPAN 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 43 ●●●
Awww hell, Ann, I ain’t got it. I’ve got twelve kids to feed and a business to run.
COLLECT CALL FROM AUNT ANN BY ELIZABETH CHRISTIE 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 43 ●●●
We are often in the same place.
ISLE DE FRANCE BY MARI CASEY 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 43

Mother, I couldn’t sleep, and I was reading about Mauritius.

You couldn’t sleep, and you were reading about Mauritius when I called

at three AM on a Tuesday. We are often in the same place.

 

You read to me from the book on your lap

like story hour in nursery school.

I saw you lift the book, beside your face, to share the illustrations.

 

Whatever made me call you saw you in a wicker chair.

I was chasing genealogy that night. I was probably looking for more.

It was after your father died. That is still so hard for you.

 

A great-ancestor took me there. I don’t remember how you came.

I imagined our forebear: martial garb and epaulettes,

the jungle, the Frenchness. I think Henri Rousseau.

Mother, you read to me of lagoons.

 

There were people who looked just like us

between banana leaves and ferns, three hundred years ago.

They knew everything we know about each other,

and they sported some beautiful headdress:

half powdered wigs, half Carmen Miranda’s hat.

Digital & print.

34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 43

 

SUBWAY

JOSH SAPAN

ISLE DE FRANCE

MARI CASEY

TO ELECT A FISH

ORSON SMITH

ANNIE FINDS A WAY

HELEN REED LEHMAN

GLOBAL DREAMERS

DIANE SAHMS-GUARNIERI

COLLECT CALL FROM AUNT ANN

ELIZABETH CHRISTIE

VISITING HOURS

ROBYN WEAVER

NIKOLINA

SANDRA SHAPIRO

Better to blend in with the herd.
TO ELECT A FISH BY ORSON SMITH 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 43
I am a social security number—modernity in nature does exist.
GLOBAL DREAMERS BY DIANE SAHMS-GUARNIERI 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 43
He’ll go after all of us.
ANNIE FINDS A WAY BY HELEN REED LEHMAN 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 43
A few minutes to stop by.
VISITING HOURS BY ROBYN WEAVER 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 43
This is Nikolina Abramowitz. Your mother. Why haven’t I heard from you?
NIKOLINA BY SANDRA SHAPIRO 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 43

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