The Son of David

Where there are a few people gathered together
to form a ventricle,
a partial mission evolves, the familiar
is made partisan, approaching
the divine undressing of
the surrender to a riddle.
Hallelujah.

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PoemTim KahlTim Kahl
Polyptych: Fédora

Before she was a gangster she was a cop. Before she was a cop she was a bee tamer. And before she was a bee tamer she was a mini Bernhardt in a gray fedora. She cross-dressed and crossed-­over, stuck her hand into a world and kept her mouth shut.

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PoemsStarr OwenStarr Owen
Alternate Reality (27)

"Just as an explorer penetrates deeply into new and unknown lands, one makes discoveries in the everyday life, and the erstwhile mute surroundings begin to speak a language which becomes increasingly clear. In this way, the lifeless signs turn into living symbols and the dead is revived."

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PoemAlex NodopakaAlex Nodopaka
The Four Stages of Oral Fixation

milk flows. the falls leave the boats tied in clusters with cord. half the day is spent just longing. the moon over the pale trees sunset in the breeze. cork floats. after a while muscle the enemy. undone by nudging fruit inside the swaddling clothes. half an hour. noon passes. waste a little on the white cloth.

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PoemsTim KahlTim Kahl