Poetry

Epithalamion

By: Daniel Grigg

: or : wedding poem

                                in which the Fiancé

tells me how they drink coffee from saucers

in France—that’s interesting.

                                       Now kiss yr dumb husband.

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Love Letter to My Eye Floaters

By: Daniel Grigg

how long I have lived with eyes wide blind,

life in the forest, save for the trees. 

& why could I see sun spots? & will-o-the-wisps,

& naïve angst, o deformity— god, to think I would have scrubbed you out!

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yet fri FEB 2nd 15:40:38

By: Grace Cavalier

quiet hums of yesterday float rudely close to my hand


 

I try to sing the song you taught me without letting the sun claim you-

even though the thought ran out long ago


 

do you know every concern I’ve cast in your direction

now that you’ve surpassed them all?

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retired touch thu FEB 8th, 2018 15:32:56

By: Grace Cavalier

based upon your form

undetectable (due to light absorbed),

alternating shudders combine their rumblings to misinterpret distance

 

in the trembling, covetous dream-

sadder shades of red melt, then coagulate within an intentional withdrawal

perceptions of precedence confuse the order

(we distribute biblical blame accordingly)

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mon FEB 5th, 17:26:33 gentle longings;

By: Grace Cavalier

cliffs run perpendicular to foaming sea

you fly overhead; twisting with low hanging mist, hidden among scattered

herds

can freckled hills recover your nestled cheek?

I turn,

your silken hair flows in still waters; collected by the pockets

of a greener valley

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Tiptoeing

By: Megan Beck

My mom was yelling,

But somehow thought the stairs

Would hold her secrets.

The single syllable that comes before a stifled cry

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Dead Bumblebee : Reichstag Fire

By: Daniel Grigg

My love, I held you in the morning fascism.

Ate some drugs, my ba - la - loon. Hey Magyar.

 

Now when I say you’re a champagne socialist—

shoulda known you was tweaked, with eyes

 

the size of dinner plates. Bog people rise out

of the earth : young Stone Age king denuded,

 

muscles parasite the body. Watch 100 angry beetles

 

devour this man’s shaft!   

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