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Extras

The Antidote

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Art

Zekiel

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Poetry

White Bread Mother

My white bread mother is sliced thin.
She sidles from room to room on feet of soft crust.
Sometimes I don’t hear her when she approaches;
I am reading something, I look up and
there she is, staring at me
with her blank preformed face.

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Poetry

the devil riding your back

ten years old when the ocean spat beasts and they
walked the world with strides the size of cities and i hid
i coward-cowered from the noise of it and the dark

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Poetry

Speaking Language

I am not speaking English now.
The lightest word will alter our trajectory.
The slightest touch, and another marvel
of translation blows itself to feathers

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Editorial

Poison-Pen Letters

Mary Oliver’s “The Uses of Sorrow” opens with the parenthetical “(in my sleep I dreamed this poem)“—I could say the same for Arsenika: the magazine grew out of a literal dream that then became steadily more concrete. Issue 0 collects a range of poetry and prose to give a guideline for what Arsenika is looking […]

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Fiction

Not an Ocean, But the Sea

Nadia found the ocean behind the Swedish assholes’ couch during her weekly cleaning.

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Fiction

Letter From an Artist to a Thousand Future Versions of Her Wife

My dearest Anatolia: Before you left this world, you asked me to celebrate the dissolution of your body.

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Poetry

Jupiter of Jupiter

Two seconds shy of
seven days,
clockwork heart capricious,
you haven’t spoken
since February or Ganymede.