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Kate Healey – Detroit, 1932

Detroit, 1932 There is a profound depth to you, your irises ebb out towards me, from above those arrow head cheekbones, sublime in their listlessness, infinitely vast and achingly familiar. Swaddling my head, like smoke levitating against the ceiling, is your voice. A voice like bourbon, encompassing my ear drums. Obliviously I gravitate towards you, […]

John Grey – Vow

Vow Thought over it as rain piled on… the roof, the windows, everything… considered pure refusal, the remnants of my energy, as rain reached out, tormented my reverberating psyche… there was repent the carnal alley ways or bathe more often, or stop lapping up snow-melt with my tongue, or give the tanned young man in […]

Cara Schiff – Memory, The Body

Memory, The Body The body cannot forget. Shoulders slump to protect. What’s left to regret? Rolls of flesh beset her bones. Armor to deflect. The body cannot forget. The toxins leach in sweat. Pills leave lips spit-flecked. What’s left to regret? Each touch tallies against a debt. Her skin numbs with neglect. The body cannot […]

Benjamin Grossman – “Birthdays” and “Another Lamb In Need of Slaughtering”

Birthdays The challenge is not to blow out the fire. The fire should only shiver, shiver as if in need of the flames of another fire. And the candles should never weep. They should have wounds but never scars. And before you gather your storm, words must wake, happiness must season voices, a group of […]

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