Here are some of my favorite recent short reads.
Afterglow, a poem by Karolina Fedyk at kaleidotrope.
Silver Blade dedicated the entire December issue to poetry.
Vestiges of You, a poem by Z. M. Quỳnh at Mithila Review.
The Ghost Teas of Sakurajima a story by Deborah L. Davitt also at Mithila Review
Fossilized, a short story by Jessica Yang at Anathema Magazine.