By Dave Lucas
I would be Diogenes. Swing my lampthrough these dishonest days in search.I myself have looked the known worldover and given everything a new name.
Imagine you could learn the names of every river,each upthrust mountainand fault folded on itself:
I cannot remember the last meal I shared with my father.Only those long last nights slipping him what ice chipshe could still stomach and then swabbing his chapped lipswith a wetted pink sponge.
Forgive me, I have smuggled them awayfrom my father’s house to this sodden pitchin the middle of my life, their names asleep under my tongue. I have walked
By Beth Bachmann
Time is the distance between birth and death. Parallel universes appear in real time on your screen. Place is an illusion. For instance, I am in the Palace of Versailles.
Rats can laugh, but the dogs aren’t smiling: they’re hooked on oxytocin, which rises when we lock eyes with one another. Oxytocin is not dissimilar to OxyContin, an opioid analgesic which can result in a similar sense of euphoria or attachment.
Your heart is like an island, like a bomb chambered for containment and you should handle my heart like a rare species of flower that grows only here, like a thing that can destroy.
There must’ve been some incident, something to push both Dickinson and Proust into isolation, the horse thought as a student, but now he thinks time and immortality require one’s full attention.
go to the library to learn how to administer NARCANto stop their mother or father’s heart from overdosing.
By Colin Channer
Confusion is the foreigner’s advantage. Natives tamp the nuance in their sounds. Stranger seeking refuge pockets vowels, picks gesture,learns body, gets caught up on the cobble