Art

Cover Your Ass – David Lohrey

New American Anthology

 

The march of the barbarians…
Our cities rust like Rome; some are disintegrating,
the color of rust, or is that blood?
Perhaps the most striking example of this involves a secret online group, 
its members are critics labeled the Chardonnay Mob, organized cretins.
They are said to be vicious. Take no prisoners. The more I see, 
the more I think of Jiang Qing,

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Father Poems – Stephanie Yue Duhem

Forgive Him

 

Smudging the newsprint

like the half-print of a hoof in the snow 

with my forefinger, I am asking him

to trace the ideograms as far back as they go.

But he is a poor hunter—I know that now.

He is poor at many things. 

Once, he called my bruises to their names. 

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Grace Notes – Dana Guth

WE ALL HAVE THESE SPLINTERS WE HIDE IN THE GROSSEST WAYS

 
Don’t judge the flies
dive-bombing the phantasm
in your mouth

or the boar that suckles on wood
missing its mother

sometimes you just have to latch
where it hurts most

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Richie Cunningham – Lauren Osman

He was a real peephole pleaser
Reversed eyelet for everyone to view inside
$10 for the tenants
$15 street folk

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