Issue 23 Poetry


from SEQUOIA GRAFFITI
by Jennifer Pilch

Prior impression/actual impression
Galen Clark pronounced
hexagonal light beads/wasp hive
Galen Clark persuaded
dragonflies/bees at the pool
Galen Clark shunned attention
burnt sequoia/trains

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Alyssa Morhardt-Goldstein

We like possibility – their hazy shape, a wrist in detail, and what we imagine.
A sketch of a woman, we wanted her to have dark hair and only part of a shoulder, a face. In the
bathroom subway tile mirror, who ever wants the story whole. We want whatever light we throw on her.

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from “The Mythology We Have Now”
by Kathleen Jesme

The house now emptied has drifted
once made of glass
with marbles for eyes

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from “The Mythology We Have Now”
by Kathleen Jesme

“Click,” I said to the latch.
I knew where I was going
through the door and its apparatus.
The lock and latch, long time
between the closing and opening.

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Francesco Grisanzio

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Wind Turbine or Our Bodies Do That for Us
by Susan Grimm

Lollipop of the north coast. Freaky popsicle with a cast iron root. Cloud-colored. What’s the
flavor of gray.

Blender of possibility dealing your freshets of air. Your gestures are countable.

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The Tuba and the Cherry Tree
by Alexander Chisum

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