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  November 2018
volume 15 number 1
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Peter Magliocco
November 2018
   

 

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    Peter Magliocco writes from Las Vegas, Nevada, where he occasionally edits the lit-zine Art:Mag. He has poetry in Harbinger Asylum, Degenerate Literature, Vox Poetica, The Open Mouse, and elsewhere. In 2017 his poetry was Pushcart Prize nominated by The Green Silk Journal. His most recent poetry book is Poems for the Downtrodden Millennium from The Medulla Review Publishing.

   

 

My Fate's Enigma in a Stained Glass

The crooked man's aura
oversees the vast meridian
of my body's intemperate wave
through virtual history.
He reflects on primal moments
while building a monument
of little white lies,
calling himself fate
(with a capital "F")
itself, the font of ages
too impressive by far
in social media cyberlinks.
There many scuttle each other in
a vast welter of back-stabbing
revelry for the personally vain.
In the monitor's dark glare
I see my face superimposed
over the crooked man's words,
knowing no sentence is eternal
for the resurrection of truth
old deceit is living

behind
my eyes'
blank screen

copyright 2018 Peter Magliocco