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  • LIZA DOCKEN

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I imagine

this is what it’s like

to be a bee

standing on the inside

of a large window—

nothing but the vast

landscape of possibility

in front of them—

the invisible hardness

the only thing

keeping them apart.


Poem: LIZA DOCKEN earned her MFA from Hamline University while living across the river in Minneapolis. She is co-author of Hinge, a conversation between poetry and prose. The moon, birds, and love inform her writing.


Art: KAZUA MELISSA VANG is a Hmong American filmmaker, visual artist, photographer, teaching artist, production manager, and producer based in Minnesota. She is a lead artist as well as a teaching artist for In Progress, a Saint Paul nonprofit arts group dedicated to paving the way for new voices.



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