Can’t Get Outside Myself

Can’t Get Outside Myself by Dan Raphael There’s a thunder-storm in my stomach, arctic midnight in my heart a muscular wind wanting to push things out but everythings too particulate to move consistently swirling around an abandoned center, reversing in passive resistance and aerodynamic charm With this much scattered momentum who could say still, stand […]

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Kikkoman

Kikkoman by Pat A Physics All snow can grab your energy, your sound, your smell, your thoughts, your color, your movements, your observations and never give back a thing other than the absence of things.  Take North Dakota, for instance.  If you go to North Dakota to protest losing your humanity to the snow, then […]

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Raw

Raw by Oscar Smiles Back taters down by the dozen square ol amble hordes The ol -just go to heaven- mirage Let’s not….let’s not assume anything sir Kambuis….excommuni/katydids Hankering for some mudbug And it looks like your expecting Stethoscopic nightmare Sheets covered in blood Didn’t matter Convulsive throwsive Didn’t matter Matters of surrealitude Didn’t matter […]

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Every Moment

Every Moment by Pat A Physics Stammering into the microphone, the scarecrow mannequin version of you spits hay dribbling down like zebra stripes.  The audience is a mechanical one.  It gives you comfort to peer into their blue lit faces.  Intensity can be bracketed with all your entries.  Buttons are suggested, glass is tapped, and […]

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scarf

e pluribus unium by Halifax there are wars but not peaces we oversleep not sleep in conflict is broken into shared pieces reciprocated in kind until a full spread has been laid out peace is portrayed in a field waving like a picnic blanket shaken free of crumbs our keepsake flag obscured by smoke the […]

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3%

3% by Ben Macnair They say that a person, and a Banana share 97% of the same genetic material. It is that 3% difference that leads to bones, Teeth. Hair. Skin. Opposable thumbs. Inbuilt bullshit detectors. Technology. Music. Science. Art. Trolls. Film. Pack mentality, and the internet. and that the closeness between a human and […]

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Why they call this March when the doors are mostly sleeping

Why they call this March when the doors are mostly sleeping by Dan Raphael Texture not a knee blanket or furnace fog in a valley seen from above night’s not always colder Learning to inhale mouthless my brains menagerie pileated, sharp-shinned, rufous the sky inside, digestive rush hour Cleft chin, 3rd eye, butterfly scar my […]

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Dead Astronauts, Helpoemer, Vaucanson’s Automaton, Zardoz, Giorgio De Chirico, The Smurf Queen Editoress of Indiana, Eiga Monogatari; Try that on for Synthesizer

Dead Astronauts, Helpoemer, Vaucanson’s Automaton, Zardoz, Giorgio De Chirico, The Smurf Queen Editoress of Indiana, Eiga Monogatari; Try that on for Synthesizer By Quasimofo The Battle of Karansebes 1788–Austrian scouts come upon a group of Wallachian gypsies who sell them schnappes. They get drunk. Austrian infantry approaches. Austrian scouts pose as enemy Turks to scare […]

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Book Review – Public Library and other Stories by Ali Smith

Book Review – Public Library and other Stories by Ali Smith Review by Ben Macnair 9 out of 10 Following up the enormous critical and commercial success of the award winning novel How to be Both cannot have been an easy task for Ali Smith. The prolific short story writer, though has returned to the […]

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