We are happy now to say
the next issue's on its way(1)
so please marvel at the cover
and how mermippo does hover
(1) Callooh! Callay!
Give a cheer for all the poets
who gave this joke a go - it's
thanks to them we have an issue
for which you won't need a tissue (2)
(2) Well, you may well need a tissue
for the contents of this issue
but for not-the-usual reason -
just the poems over-pleasin'!
Anatoly Belilovsky, The Were-Cactus (loldoc)
S. Brackett Robertson, Bathyscape (aliseadae)
Susannah Mandel, To The Family In The Sycamore Across The Street
Emily Jiang, Ballerina Hippo Mippo (emily_jiang)
Rachael K. Jones, Do Mermippos Dream of Electric Sharks?
Pear Nuallak, A Mermaid in The Mermaid
Alexandra Seidel, A Hippolimerick (alexa_seidel)
David Sklar, Before I Kill You (An Arch-Villainelle)
Jaymee Goh, Yes, I Am A Were (fantasyecho)
Kathy Figueroa, A Snippet of a Tale
Alexandra Erin, The Spoon-Drawer Gnome (alexandraerin)