Category: Poetry

SATURN PEACH BY DAMIAN HEY

I first saw you in the exotic fruits aisle of the grocery store as you made your way among brightly colored hybrids, your arm extending, choosing which to place in the basket that you wore like a corsage. You must have seen me...

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FOOL’S GOLD BY DAMIAN HEY

stooping for river-treasure, grocery bag, tight under my elbow, hands immersed, shocked in the current’s cold, annoyance of snipping minnows at my feet — everything is valuable at six. learning pyrite and mica as other kids...

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MACCHU PICCHU BY MICHAEL H. LEVIN

Clasped like a fractured necklace round their soaring throat of stone anchored against quakes by offset blocks, round corners, interlocking joints, these walls are masks. Their rhomboid eyes stare over squares, sun temples,...

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TWELFTH STREET BY MICHAEL H. LEVIN

When I was twelve a hurdler was my hero. He was sixteen had ripple abs a brush cut vertical without hair wax eyes yellow and indifferent as a cat’s. His girl (bulging striped tube tops) was long on giggles and lipstick before...

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KISSING, WITH BRACES BY MICHAEL H. LEVIN

(1957) There was a trick to it I mostly learned before the razored metal bands came off and I could drive. A girl named Adrienne proposed, if she and I each cocked our heads just so (neck cricks or creaks not in the picture...

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