Alicia Mathias writes and lives in Syracuse, New York with a Scottish Fold feline named Zeppelin. Her poems have recently appeared in The Bitter Oleander.
"Electric Spaghetti" and "improvise"
His Purple Haze became my breath, my flesh.
Star Spangled Banner sizzled —
igniting the world with flames
from his guitar. Jimi flipped the Strat
over, reversed the strings—
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The Different Realities of Walter Woo
When she awoke the next morning, one of the butterflies told her that her name was Walter Woo. You must be joking, she remembered thinking as she reached down and checked her engine. No extra parts.