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Korbin Jones

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Korbin Jones graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with degrees in writing/publishing and in Spanish, and is currently pursuing his MFA in Poetry at the University of Kansas. He has had poems, short stories, and personal essays appear in various literary magazines across the nation. His translation of Pablo Luque Pinilla’s poetry collection ‘SFO’ is forthcoming from Tolsun Books (April 2019). He works as editor-in-chief and head designer for Fearsome Critters: A Millennial Arts Journal.

Stonefruit

Remember the days when they pitted you in the streets—
those brutes, the ecclesia. Remember the puckered skin,
the sticky exit wound and how you batted starving flies
the best you could without appearing violent. Mouth
rotting. Agape for the world to inspect. The smell of
a fresh pit picked and broken open by a cold thumb
with salvation on the mind. Remember how those days
are now and always, that our flesh is forever dripping.
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