Art

You Won’t Get It – R. Jones

I.

Ambien-Racing

with Zeke was the most fun

that I’ve ever had 

in my entire life.

It started like:

 

Ten years ago, he inherited

a man’s bottle of the little

pretty pearl pills and 

we took one in his backyard.

Night was suddenly heavy and 

it grew in layers 

and I sweated off weight;

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Prometheus Dawning (The Afterlife of Echo) – Sofija Popovska

“Prologue” (I.)

 

The rains long gone —

Now a shadow over barren fields —

Smell of ash. The memory of blue

Over black earth

Is an altar to an absent god. 

In the dried bruises I pick at burnt sands

And let them fall through my fingers:

Homelands built in the umbra of a beloved body,

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Salud – Mather Schneider

First Time

 
For 2 hours you sit trying to work
up the nerve to call a call-girl.

You dial 3 digits of a phone number,
hang up. You dial 5 digits next time,

hang up. Malarial with adrenaline.
Finally, all 7 numbers and an answering

machine: you come up
with a code-name delivered

in a macho pitch.

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Unfashionable Apocalypse – Aniket Sanyal

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“Fashion Week”

 

Open necked shirts
Black boots

We knew enough
We knew business

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