Catch-539

Catch-539 by Shawn Misener He liked to imagine that his skin was made of glass and never to be touched. He left his subterranean apartment only for cigarettes and microwavable meals. He read and re-read a dogeared copy of Catch-22 until all of the pages fell out, and from those yellowed pages he glued together […]

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33

33 by Shawn Misener Instead of careening into a mid-life crisis I found myself thinned out and spiraling through a neon pharmacy sign. You all wished me well and I never looked back. There were aliens hovering over the apartment complex and strange men taking photos then running away before I could catch them, but […]

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Gunter Grass

gunter grass by shawn misener Behind the soap company rested a toad named Gunter Grass he was a goddamned giant animal the size of an angry tank Gunter ruled the city by suggesting new soap formulas everybody on the block smelled like fairy breath or on his bad days like horse ass sushi one maroon […]

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The Perfect Salad

The Perfect Salad by shawn misener Several years ago I made the perfect salad. Place: The teacher’s lounge, where over-stressed and decompressed educators “unwind”, a place where school politics are carried out through teeth slathered in ranch and tongues layered in soda pop. It was there that I composed this salad, this unremarkable vegetarian dish […]

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The Golden Cough

The Golden Cough by shawn misener There’s a bottom, see we’re spiraling in a digital way toward the apocalypse I never believed in a new age but my heart is warm and clicking, see Tom Brokaw on the television in glistening high definition He’s saying to us: “Watch out fuckers PEANUT BUTTER IS COMING FOR […]

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Fourth Meal

Fourth Meal by shawn misener Swung by in a rush for fast food Mexican the voice inside the box totaled me out then asked one more perplexing question: “would you like to donate a dollar to help end world hunger?” I tried for a second to reason out why this seemed insane because there’s something […]

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My Side of Town: A Review of Important Events and Thought Sequences

My Side of Town: A Review of Important Events and Thought Sequences by shawn misener I. I live on the corner of Wise and Jolly Roads, couched into the Southwest side of Lansing, Michigan. In my estimation there aren’t too many people who are wise and jolly around here. II. The CVS down the street […]

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