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Issue 107, April – June 2017
Prime Number Magazine is a publication of Press 53, PO Box 30314, Winston-Salem, NC 27130


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Gabrielle Brant Freeman
Guest Poetry Editor, Issue 113, October – December 2017

Gabrielle Brant Freeman is the author of When She Was Bad (Press 53, 2016). Her poetry has been published in many journals, including Barrelhouse, Hobart, Melancholy Hyperbole, Rappahannock Review, Shenandoah, storySouth, and Waxwing. She was nominated twice for the Best of the Net, and was a 2014 finalist. Freeman won the 2015 Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition, and she received a Regional Artist Grant in 2015 from the North Carolina Arts Council. Freeman earned her MFA through Converse College.
Gabrielle is accepting submissions April – June
All the Things We Have in Common
​       (from When She Was Bad )

We are both standing on paddleboards.
We are both wishing we were someplace else.
We are both thinking that the clouds reflected in the river below us look like breasts
because someone is playing “Girls, Girls, Girls” really loud from their boat
and we are both thinking about strip clubs.
We were both teenagers in the ’80s and played the shit out of that album.
We both still think Nikki Sixx is hot.
We are both thinking that the clouds reflected in the river below us look like breasts
because we are both replaying that one night in our heads
and we are both thinking about someone else.
We are both standing on paddleboards
on a river where we have both stripped down
shot our bodies through clouds reflected like breasts
stood, bare skin dripping, sky rippling out on the mirror surface
and thought about that one night in the ’80s
when we were both someplace else with someone else
and we are both wishing.
We are both standing on paddleboards.
We are both playing air guitar and screaming “Girls, girls, girls!”
and thinking how much we have in common.
"All the Things We Have in Common" first appeared in Barrelhouse and is reprinted here with the author's permission.
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