Monday, December 09, 2013

John Duvernoy

Something In The Way

lord  troweled  blind  spot
in this land there is no
land  undersong  the teaspoon
clawed  crawl  space


will be there
in some hazel mess

mind tinted body of rain
letting into me


John Duvernoy is the author of Something In The Way (Obstruction Blues), forthcoming from Horse Less Press in Spring 2014, as well as the chapbook Razor Love, published by Unlock the Clockcase. Raised in the hills of Central New York, he now lives with his wife in Seattle.

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Jessica Laser

Lust After Eternity

People resolving on my bed
Count, where provoked, my posts.
Since there's space under the decks,
A man can drown himself in private
Instruments leaking beats,
Wearing down his belts to loops.
But the chains you take to others
You need to go to someone else.


It was easy to know
I was telling the truth.
I had three desires—
I hid the first
Under two stones.

Jessica Laser's poems have recently appeared in Boston Review, iArtistas, and Lana Turner. Originally from Chicago, she received an MFA in Poetry from the Iowa Writers' Workshop in 2012.