Submit your poetry by November 1st for Issue 6! Anyone in Merced is welcome! The optional theme this issue is Heat. Every Mercedian has their own techniques for dealing with the heat. Enduring the heat. Dodging heat. Love in heat, cigarettes in heat, epiphanies in heat. Agua, por favor. The coolness of night–of coffee shops–of ice–relieves and spurs rejoice. For this issue of TREE, draw inspiration from the HEAT.