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Issue 2 Poetry

My Father

“My past burdens stop me.”

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Issue 2 Poetry

Sir Bob

A poem in a picture.

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Issue 2 Poetry

Binding

“A gift signed for you.”

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Issue 2 Poetry

TV Religion

Opiate of the viewers.

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Issue 2 Poetry

Sister Cities

Kumamoto and San Antonio

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Issue 2 Poetry

Shark Soup

by Alex Z. Salinas I have an irrational fear in the shower when I close my eyes that a shark will burst through the tile wall and devour me whole Perhaps that’s because within the red waters in the chambers of my heart, there lurks a shark with an appetite unceasing till it has swallowed […]

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Listen, girl

by Jennifer R. Lloyd Listen, girl, Let’s rock a minute. I gotta tell you somethin’ important. Say someday you’re sittin’ on this swing, Yes, this same one, Long time from now, With a grownup man, And the lighting bugs are goin’, Making that summer magic in the jasmine air. See, there they go. And you […]

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A Love Poem to Money

by Jenine Baines Yes, roses are red, violets are blue…but I’d rather cultivate pennies and watch big bucks accrue. “Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination,” said Oscar Wilde. And while, yes, I have been a fan of Wilde since I played Lady Bracknell in a drama camp production of […]

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Firepool

By Alex Z. Salinas I’ve studied Shakespeare and read Hemingway. I’ve marveled at Poe and Hawthorne, Pynchon and Roth, Murakami and King, too. Philip Levine taught me the simple truth, and Pablo Neruda showed me love and despair. Rabindranath Tagore breathed light into my body, and Juan Felipe Herrera turned me on my cabeza. Bukowski? […]

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Ode to the DMV

by Jenine Baines Fuck. Pardon my French. But fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck. FUCK. Oh, it could have been worse: I could have neglected to make an appointment in advance and wound up in a line snaking outside the door, around the building; I could have flunked the written test more than once. Grâce à […]