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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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Colin James
November 2018



photo by marie c lecrivain photo by marie c lecri

    Colin James has a chapbook of poems, A Thoroughness Not Deprived of Absurdity, from Pskis Porch Press. He is currently a student again.



Effuse, As Much As

I asked my doctor for a pill
that would wake me up
just before I fell asleep,
thereby confirming my theory
that I have never been here
particularly, instead strolling
these few roads that yet
surround old drive-in theaters.
El Cid, not the strip club
much more sophisticated, Sophia.
A man made lake, miniature golf,
before unnecessary lawsuits, trampolines.
The Half Flying return to earth
with a new awareness of
tendons, astrophormorical tendencies
says my Doc, I think.
He slurs his syllables is immersed
within my prostate, offers
not even a palatable placebo.
Embarrassingly white legged, faint.

copyright 2018 Colin James