ISSUE 2 // POETRY
visual art by Allyce Wood, Emi Knight, Roger Leege, Craig Deppen Auge, and Harrison Sheehan + James Evans
"They spent the day erasing texts, Confucius and Tolstoy in the morning, Austen and Aristotle in the afternoon"
"In the beginning was clay / made flesh & tingle, & a tree / akimbo."
"I hung out with all the other fathers, releasing their vultures into the sky, and we would look at each other, asking, / did we do the right thing?"
"And that's when I think of you, dear friend, whose been dead / for over twenty years."
"As I undress, I take the moon / out of my hair." - Moon's Carnage
"The trouble is, you can never take / That flower from Billie’s hair." - The Gardenia
"I begin with what I can't let go. The bruised morning."
"Shatter cones seam shock lines fine as hair strands"
MARÍA TERESA OGLIASTRI / translated by
YVETTE NEISSER MORENO & PATRICIA BEJARANO FISHER // from DEL DIARIO DE LA SEÑORA MAO
" I said kill it
wrath is a pleasure"
"Call the lily that grows in a gully / regret and croon toward her in the dark."
"Unzip a skull: a painting of the process / of this thing operating: to the depths of disengagement / men are flying." - Agatha's Prayer
"with crumbs of brie en croute / in his beard, /
considers it a retreat / from ideology"
"You got it all wrong: no one ever heard my side of the story: I never feared his touch:"