ten cell-poems, May 2016
by j/j hastain
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Four Haibun for the Season Young
There is no such thing as weather. On the off-chance that it rains, I will remember the indelible mark upon a winter pond where we would skate to music in our heads. The lamp of God was healing to a water deeper than some misplaced months.
"I Gave You Back To Yourself As If I’d Never Touched You," "Gender Politics," and "The Rape of Nanking"
Danielle took my hand in hers,
“I can feel them,” she whispered,
then dressed in a silence
I did not know how to break
Four Visual Poems, May 2016
by Joel Chace
Open Letter to anyone who says suicide is a coward's way out
James "Traverse" Blanchard filmed by Amir Safi
"The Trick Wants to Go to Plato's" and "Bhakti (From Lord Siva to Mahadevi-Akka)"
My trick wants to go to Plato's.
We go to the old Ansonia Baths
where a thousand gay men fucked
a thousand times a night for years.
Now it is Plato's Retreat; no single men are allowed without a date.
"The Manifestation of Mel Gibson" and "This Is The Place"
“Jewboy, hey you there”
I pause and quietly say, “excuse me?”
“You don’t fool me jewboy” says Mel Gibson
Then slightly softer and glancing in the mirror as if impatient, “you want a ride?”