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Mass by Taher Adel (Lucent Dreaming Issue 6)

The 1991 uprisings were a series of popular rebellions in Iraq between March and April 1991.“By some estimates, 100,000 people died in reprisal killings between March and September” – The Washington Post Even if nobody visits,tomb stones remain guarding the night likecoordinates in a constellation.Once the earth spins enoughon its axis and the planets aligneach star has its day to

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Love’s End by Amber Denwood (Lucent Dreaming Issue 6)

I want to break your heart, to see who it hurts more.For you to feel, or for me to do?I want to snap it in two, just to seeif the blood that leaks from the muscleis Pink? The sweet roses, the colour of love.or Blue?from each time, I’ve choked the life from it.I want you to bruise my veinsto see

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Neptune’s Coquette by Joan McNerney (Lucent Dreaming Issue 4)

My toes throb over hard pebbles. Waters slip over slim ankles. Should I stand shivering or go swim? Lose my footprint? Off I run, falling over myself a mug of salty cider. This wave an insecure bed. Seaweed pillow. Carried by moon to an abyss. The floor of my mansion is not tidy. I shall have sponges for lunch. Ride

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it says be courageous by Logan Roberts (Lucent Dreaming Issue 4)

i would suffocate if it wasn’t for this chunk of skin i am digesting, torn from my finger tip, sinking into me, sinking further into an empty glance, the window— snowing & the internet is fucked. the song that wakes me every morning plays like a dream, phone to ear & i don’t hear anything, but the snow falling heavier

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Fatma Latif in the Spotlight

Fatma Latif, whose poem ‘Threads of a Soft Language’ is published in the fourth issue of Lucent Dreaming, is an aspiring writer from Sudan with two internationally published poems to her track. She began writing in the eighth grade. Penning stories and sentiments in her native language, when she turned 18 years of age, she created a personal blog as a

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O by Mari Lavelle-Hill (Lucent Dreaming Issue 4)

& sometimes at night the world is a ring donut i put my finger through *pink sprinkles* even pingu knew of jealousy to melt the ice white but to control shapes would be something every hope i have is a twist in the silver bangle i could never muster the strength to make a dent in malleable metal why i

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Aremu Adams Adebisi in the Spotlight

Aremu Adams Adebisi, whose poem ‘Force Mechanism’ is published in the fourth issue of Lucent Dreaming, is a Nigerian writer, economist and religionist. He is Kwaran, grew up in Lagos and started scrawling poetry precisely six years ago on his skin. He is a recipient of the Green Authors Prize with works in Best New African Poets and the anthology

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Let There Be Music by Magdalena Elcira (Lucent Dreaming Issue 4)

She is my lover. Each beat of Her heart a metronome, keeping these bones in time with the day’s end and rise. This driftwood body longs to reside inside Her: taste those curves of green, swim in her blue salt valleys, concealed in the wooden knots cascading down Her weary shoulders. We write with no purpose but to mimic the

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