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  November 2018
volume 15 number 1
-table of contents-
  contributing poets
  Gary Beck
  Stefanie Bennett
  Jack G. Bowman
  Jeffrey Bryant
  Beverly M. Collins
  Dalia Elmanzalawy
  John Grey
  Grant Guy
  David Herrle
  Colin James
  Ron Lucas
  Peter Magliocco
  Nate Maxon
  Stephen Mead
  Rajnish Mishra
  Diana Rosen
  Jeanne Marie Spicuzza
  Mark States
  Kallista A Thompson
  David Thornbrugh
  Alyssa Trivett
  Lynn White
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Nate Maxon
November 2018



photo by marie c lecrivain

    Nate Maxson is a writer and performance artist, the author of several collections of poetry, and lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.



Saltwater Invocation

The Crusader States will outlive us all
Like the rumor
That Marilyn Monroe died a virgin
Some part of us
Hopes as much
When every day whole families are taken by tornadoes,
Call it an act of god
The divine comedy
All our mothers
Too big to fail,
Die pure
Die big
If you could oblige my desire
For slow motion streamers and confetti falling through the air
Like New Year’s,
Like a game show
I’ll be honest for a moment
It’s no monsoon but it will have to do
We’re all prehistoric here, in temperament if not in dreams
Cold blooded behemoths with too much time to burn
But do you have to keep reminding me?
One day we’ll all slink back into the ocean
Or didn’t you know?
I can shed these skins like evening wear when I return to warmer currents

copyright 2018 Nate Maxon