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Lovely April, 2020 – Dom Schwab

I/On

 

You ordered lunch for us

from the diner across the street;

I gave you my card to pay for it.

 

We sat in your car, eating:

you, two hotdogs with French fries;

me, three chicken tenders w/ French fries.

                  American Fish & Chips… I thought,

                  dunking the steaming-hot food into

                  a tiny tub of gelatinous cheese dip.

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How To Take The Salt Out Of A Kiss – Réka Nyitrai

Scenes from a Tarantino-movie never made

Scene #1
A yellow-beaked cuckoo lays an egg in the nest of a black-beaked cuckoo. Rain clouds hatch from it. One hundred years in the future a still-life artist becomes famous due to his oil paintings depicting the smell of umbrellas never touched by rain.

Scene #2
A thunder gives birth to an armful of roses. A poet examines the placenta and finds fragments of stardust.

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Facing the Nation – Jonathan Hine

death and its affiliates

 
adrift with keen remembrance and so far from the rest, 
groaning in lovely unrest
nerveless for the abscission

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Doctor Lazarus [excerpt] – David Hay

1.

Here I am, my mother gone, my father gone,
no one left to regard my faults with a kind eye.
They are free from time whereas I am its slave,
its concubine of demandable lusts.
Look at me all Shakespeare,
I’m Hamlet with no father to revenge,
just a foolish knave caught in the mire of indecision,
knowing not what is true and what is false.

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