Connect

Connect

  Night after night, talking on the phone, we give over to a crackling, a circuitry, a crux the ceiling fan stirs up into the scree that proves all electricities are one, and one of us says I can’t hear you just a minute but the talking heats back up and one of us...
Two Poems

Two Poems

  IF YOU DON’T WANT YOUR KIDS TO HAVE SEX DON’T FINISH THE BASEMENT This guy Lev, at the dinner party said, If you don’t want your kids to have sex don’t finish the basement. I don’t remember anything anymore, my 52 year old brain a soggy piece of kale, but I...
Two Poems

Two Poems

    Novelist   A room of solitude, the world. Out the window huffs of wind do what they can to enunciate. You listen like a monk. A votive hula flame. Sound of a hand reaching in — rabbit or hyena pulled out. No one knows. The more you remember — someone else. Dead...
Two Poems

Two Poems

  Theodicy —Bellow’s Massacre at Dinant and The German’s Arrive The clergy raise their gooseneck arms to the God who wouldn’t soften the steel of bayonets while the dust clouds from German boots through the next town piggyback the countryside. The butcher holds his...
Two Poems

Two Poems

  Majda Gama was a finalist for the 2017 Neil Shepard Prize in Poetry   The Verse of Opening   The table we ate at is bare. Hours ago our fast broken at sunset & cannon-strike with apricot paste & Kingdom dates. The sugar stirred us awake to the shorba made...
Two Poems

Two Poems

  John Sibley Williams was a finalist for the 2017 Neil Shepard Prize in Poetry   Piñata Body broken into. All the sweetness torn out. Brightly dyed paper flakes linger in the grass as if someone has sanded down the sun. The husk of an animal hangs loosely from a sky...
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