Fall 2012

Volume 7, Issue 2





The innocent man is freed
after 19 years in jail. He’s afraid
of the TV remote and steel
silverware. He’s trained himself
to avoid looking anyone
in the eye. He knows he should
be angry. But oh, the sky.




Childhood Under Glass


Summer night, full moon, bare feet
in dry grass, your children catching
fireflies. Soon they will rip apart
the undersides like you did once
upon a time. Their tiny fingertips
will glow with bioluminescent
light until each one dulls, dulls, dies.






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