All Poetry

Salon Zine: All Poetry

Second Person

By Patrick Mathieu You Who woo For narcissistic Return   Regarding friend As toy To be manipulated   You Competing Solely to prove You’re Better

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Slow Anxiety

By Kushal Poddar I have this anxiety over goldfish bowls filled with potpourri and only potpourri; I fail to scale this feeling. I feel nervous

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Hey, Pistolero!

By Bill Yarrow   I’m complex. You’re complex. We’re all complex. Who gives a shit? Man’s fallen and he can’t get up.   I consulted

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The Third Rail

By Bill Yarrow   sure history has been here before   we the clean-fingered citizens   recognize that even as the clawing quiet gnaws at

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Oleander

By Karen Pittelman Each day you return with terrible news of the world, hoping only to slip home unseen.   And even our locked front

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Mind Over Body

By Karen Pittelman Most wild animals will avoid human contact. But the rat longs to come as close as it can.   I knew a

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Fluid Dynamics

By Karen Pittelman If I would mass instead of ache, assemble not erode,   If this granular body, its weak granular needs could heat to

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that voice

By Guillermo Filice Castro   on the brink of     diminuendo     with a touch of rage     that voice    

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Solitude

By Seni Seneviratne Let me assume a pose that is suitably uncomfortable. There’s no obvious way to shift me from a life of necessary solitude,

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At the End

By Nathan McClain there’s a bluebird, asleep, in the pokeweed, and we argue still— what’s pinched in its beak— a thread of red string, perhaps

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Albuquerque, NM

By Cathy Linh Che In the car, phantom shadows. The moon was a sliver. The sun blared orange over the canyon, and I caught myself

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Pünktlichkeit

By Erika Dreifus with thanks to Steven M. Lowenstein   My father’s parents were Germans, and they were Jews, and they were born long ago,

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Life Taxidermy

By Brie Huling There was no one here to tell me I was wrong. In taxidermy, you skin the animal first like removing the skin

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