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“The Bar Guys,” “Cold Pizza,” “Drunk and in a Blind Rage I Lean Against a Pole and Watch the Neighbor Use His Car Speakers as His Cell Phone,” and Other Poems

the bar guys some days i’ll pass one of them on the street and they’ll look as bad and used up by the world as they did when i left them sitting on…


A Hair’s Breadth, Part 2

IV. Sitting in front of her computer, which she had packed along with other essential items the previous evening, Carla half-heartedly makes a few…


Three-Line Poetry Collection

Untitled Stand on soapbox made by another’s hand Pick a social injustice to protest Awareness will not rule it out Untitled What would a painting say…


Leaping Over the Butchers of Wayne, New Jersey

With a head start, I charged and disappeared into my beloved woods. I knew each stone, branch, and hill from my childhood when I played cowboys and…


“Martyrology,” “The Failure of Lucidity,” and “Study Time”

Martyrology We listened from a distance  for your chrysalis to speak. To give us intel, a reason, some sign we could clutch tight against our…


30 Birds: “Pleasant Town” by Jun. 27

Chapter 1: Punk Kid Lost It “Jesus Christ.” He always says Jesus Christ. He’s never been to church; it’s just catchy. This thing, that thing,…


Market Correction

I received an invitation to my 20th high school reunion. How they’d tracked me down I did not know. There is no escaping these people once they set…


Our Lady’s Bees

A brisk cool evening wind snatches the day’s warmth. Gathering it up from the Earth, the wind tosses it to the sky. Trees on the Île de la Cité wave…


6 to 6: A Day with Melanie

Melanie’s talking as she walks up the sidewalk toward my cab. She’s talking as she opens the door. She’s talking as I ask her where she wants to go.…


The Incel Magician

Looking back, I wouldn’t call myself desperate; I needed a calling, a reason to pass my time on this earth, for virtue was my cause, for virtue I…