“Untitled,” “Breezes,” and “The Sky Spoke of One Cloud”

Untitled And she wrote to herself Many letters that day Of her father insisting that she hadn’t changed And she thought to herself The day had come…


“The Obelisk” and “Behind the Glass as Youth Walks Out”

The Obelisk I. wheat stands gilt ready for harvest each crown bent in anticipation hand in hand we enter the field wade through the golden waves…


Luck of the Draw

Sin must be uprooted // weed out the unnecessary numbers // as goldilocks says countdown the integers interlude // and gather around the soon to be…


“The Rebirth of Pleasure,” “Reflections from the Death Bus,” “Soft Rains,” and Other Poems

The Rebirth of Pleasure Decorate this tomb with holly and flowers. Brighten the gloom with restless hours. Let life refill the mortuary and put…


“Notepad,” How a Masterpiece is Created,” and “Liquor-ish”

Notepad One day When all these years will pass I will pose as a bystander I will write about you I will coin you as my tragic flaw When all these…


“The Light,” “Dirty American Poem #3,” “The Last Days of the Flu,” and Other Poems

The Light We wait for the bombs to feel us out pass the potatoes, say grace over the odd angels that have watched over us for years through the…


A Year in Four Parts

Spring she's got no daddyyyyy no daddyyyy's got her probably a good thing but, she'll always be looking her mommy was a ghost a smothering fog ebbing…


Five Poems by Simon Perchik

Untitled You rub one shoe till the glow rises side by side---like new calms the other though the knot stays wet, unable to loosen make a wish, let in…


“The Urchin Response,” “Defining the Species,” and “Fright of Passage”

The Urchin Response Polar North Estates 25 Reindeer Stable Nunavut, Canada Dear ___________,* Thank you for your scribbled indecipherables. Please be…


“Lot’s Wife in Prime Time,” “Bloodlines and Nuns,” “Berlin 1945,” and Other Poems

Lot's Wife in Prime Time Wheeled out in prime time, dusted off, makeup girls powdering her up from crusted toe to nose, Lot’s wife dug from the…