“I Ain’t Sayin’ Sorry for Nothin’,” “If I Tell My Parents I’m Bisexual They’ll Be Unfazed So I Just Don’t Talk About It,” and “II. Ex-Best Friend”

I Ain't Sayin' Sorry for Nuthin' It's been 6 years since I've had a girlfriend. I fuck randoms and watch couples like they're wild animals. Put my…


“Halfway Between Los Angeles and San Francisco,” “Hope and Change,” “Waste Not, Want Not,” and Other Poems

Halfway Between Los Angeles and San Francisco A rooster signals the start of the day. Workers wearing sombreros and ball caps emerge from the…


“Sophie’s Tree” and “Hi, a Porpoise”

Sophie's Tree If the world is a web and the Web is the world then show me that spider that skitters and flitters and keeps it together why is it…


“Kiss Me, Again, Again, and Again,” “Lithium,” “Contentment,” and “Gossip”

Kiss Me, Again, Again, and Again The coppery taste of meat beneath your sweet breath lingers Like a penny on the tip of my tongue. Head or tail?…


“I, NPC,” “Luna, She’s a Crooner,” “Gray Old Witch,” and “Dido of the Flames”

I, NPC Follow me, everybody! I’ve got a plan! You see, there’s no nobody who’s ever existed, like me, And we’re going to stop the #BadOrangeMan! He…


Five Poems by Simon Perchik

Untitled This cup grows old while the table overflows, wobbles then lists ---for a long time now the watermarks smell from smoke as the dim light…


Piss

piss


“Choosing Sides,” “Everyday Superwoman,” and “Big Eyes”

Choosing Sides The other guy is down and I feel nothing carnal blood---metallic film on my tongue, fireballs building in my gut, rising as I watch…


“Nurse Log” and “Some Observations and Reflections on Shelly in Her Tight Green Pants”

Nurse Log And this day begins. An old nurse log, half into earth, still highly attuned. A billion billion years to go; this high-minded cycle never…


Paranoia, Like Violence, is Always Justified

Perfectly Silent but something’s unstill A motion unseen, only felt by the skilled A twitch--- A turn This is a dance No one feels safe but there’s…