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Sean Braune :: Four poems

think deviation of the register relegation of the off switch trapped in the is of the class act
my sister is a leaf blotter like my friends were rave queens. drag me out to the sand spur?
or in the wheels of a drag race mother? but in this age what has long hair become? a plant
of peopling unvoice and any political poem must first consider the flesh of the people now
so suffused with the bait and switch of the sin—but sin is only missing a K like wal-mart shoppers
hankering for a product suction cup. A pins The alley cat. there is no one left and no better
venue. this poem is unlikely. apparently we are near tears. a lizard’s scar—a tirade—a warm
tire after the day’s hard drive—that is contemporary depression. or has depression changed?
the heat wave is a destabilizing engine. bleat! the monkeys are out. the laboratory of the
drying geraniums. raw bagels. gerunds and chipped teeth are the shark’s ego. a shark shirks

Water Dreams
Reveal their
signatures In
the Prose
of the
priestly Scribbles—
a blast radius depicts
Fortunate wisdom;
Telegraphy fires
rapidly While
Cloned hats
succinct Buzz
hop the
lamb Now
Stiffening: Awake
the clang
Auras: “Ignore
her laughter”
speaks the
Gestural centre
Expressives are
drag races,
but The
Mystery secretes
the social—
A Curious
prodding as
my Water
dreams exist
all full &

Grip the roadside
Harvest: angular The
Republic crawls Towards
the shelter. drops
Rhetorical lineage an
avid Vocal; Business
Is as tea
Is Capricious Deleterious
skies Emit Delirium,
but Decorous The
scuffling Tapers to
The imbrication: in
the distance, Muffler
smoke Speaks Capacity
of the Forage
question An Owl’s
Oral Greed Spares
Calgary from the

Slip Personae
streaming Sentences
now spherical
--the spheres
are Studded
with tragedy;
A ring
until Display
is Unofficial
or the
Voidness or
the Resilience
of the
few Flawlessly
high atop the
Hourglass Enabling
many Overflows
Gain hilarity,
You Ink

Sean Braune’s first book of philosophy, Language Parasites: Of Phorontology, appeared in 2017 from Punctum Books. His theoretical work has been published in Postmodern Culture, Journal of Modern Literature, Canadian Literature, symplokē, and elsewhere. Two poetry chapbooks have been published by above/ground press—the vitamins of an alphabet (2016) and The Cosmos (2018). As well, a fiction chapbook has appeared from AngelHousePress called Story of Lilith (2017). He is currently editing his first feature-length film called Nuptials.

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Elidio La Torre Lagares :: Six poems

walking in Rome
male cicadas foretell the sun
the distance of rain as we walk
through Rome on the 25th of July:
the history of Empire

i touch the breath of fireinside
my mouth birds peck at
dormant words under my steps

roads lead into alibis for an idea of time
when tutte strada vanno a Roma

lady Cicadas, on the other hand, treasure
silence around the marbled stories
of Villa Burghese

Sophie walks beside me painting
the air longing dreams
the world conforms a canvasher voice
a ripe fruit that floats
on the Roman landscape

from the hills of Villa Medici the city
spreads like the wings of an eagle of light
constantly diffusing emergingsomehow
the impending clearance of dependences
melts with the gradation of memories the precise
clockwork of stages

with loss and life to gain

clouds travel homeless


The Roman Colosseum-
round as a certainty
or the eye of a hurricane-
was once one of the
seventh wonders
of the world. But, little
is known of it compared
to the years it has outlasted
time and earth…

issue four :: March/April 2018