lines from some recent readings


napkin sketch by Gary Sullivan

Lines from some recent readings that make me grateful to be on the planet:

Cori Copp

I’m a beloved toucan

but I want night, deep ambrosial night, with one face

essay pants

intensify your scared mumble

art history, blood, lentils

Ariana Reines

sir, this pale milk of light I am pouring over you now

the man comes to me with a brown owl

the moist fur at the center of the earth

the perfect navel of my artifice

looking at haunches, I have a source of light

Eugene Ostashevsky

the admittedly metaphorical organ of memory

between the starry sky and the categorical imperative

shiver me timbers what am I doing in the sea anyway

MacGregor Card

le soleil and le police dog

Easier said than done when someone puts the dogface on your buddy

our teeth soak on their own

The habitat’s a fine place to be

Danny Snelson

I’m not going to do anything with the wagon

I’m not going to do anything with the wagon

I’m not going to do anything with the wagon

I’m not going to do anything with the wagon

I’m not going to do anything with the wagon

I’m not going to do anything with the wagon

I’m not going to do anything with the wagon

I’m not going to do anything with the wagon

I’m not going to do anything with the wagon

I’m not going to do anything with the wagon

I’m not going to do anything with the wagon

(cont.)

Alan Bernheimer

I never know what to do in the presence of heartbreak

the hegemony of baritones

melancholy is the new irony

sleep depravity or political prawns

every queen loves a lobster with the nerve to kill time

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