Eight Poems by Anna Akhmatova

Untitled by Anna Akhmatova translated by Don Mager If all in the world who have petitioned me For spiritual assistance,--- All the holy fools and the…


“‘Divination’ is Lazy,” “Alton,” and “Koresh (The Death Rattle)”

"Divination" is Lazy Here’s an almost certain idea of the future: more bleeding gums and leaning up on the counter a stomach cancer salting a snail’s…


Fucking vs. Making Love

Alexandria said hi by flashing her ass at me while dancing in white sweatpants. Stacy was from Ohio and pronounced it “A-hi-A.” Constance lashed out…


Nuance of Damage

I. Hope is faster than light, its speed beyond measure. It’s alive, today, but what about tomorrow? Easy come, easy… I need something to build up my…


“In an Obscure Park in Budapest,” “The Horde,” “Beside the Duna,” and Other Poems

In an Obscure Park in Budapest Into an obscure park in Budapest I go because the blackbirds called me. One called, rather. Another shuffles in the…


“Do Angels Smile,” “Death in a Metro Bar,” and “Daughter of the Night”

Do Angels Smile Do angels smile in the dark night as they watch over the sleeping child guarding, protecting until light? The infant, innocent, meek…


“The Incel’s Lament” and “Vice”

The Incel's Lament Ivory skin and Raven Hair A celestial figure that reaffirmed faith A songbird's voice and a gentle heart An absolutely ravishing…


“Regarding the Poem About the End of the World,” “At the Birth of My Tragedy,” and “The Shopping Cure”

Regarding the Poem About the End of the World This started out as a poem of my prediction for the end of the world. It was full of good intentions…


Live Mas

the sun is so bright and dazzling (but not as dazzling as @yungpec on twitter) like a beautiful woman in a wheat field (but not as beautiful as…


“Woman, Free,” “Two in One,” and Untitled

Woman, Free The vanquished lay dead and dying, their chorus of groans and screams of no concern as he turned homeward, leaving the dozens and their…