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  November 2016
volume 13 number 2
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  Inalegwu Omapada Alifa
  Maria A Arana
  Shawn Aveningo
  Wendy Bourke
  Jack G. Bowman
  Alan Britt
  Adam Levon Brown
  Jeffrey Bryant
  Don Kingfisher Campbell
  Alicia Carpenter
  Natalie Crick
  Carla Criscuolo
  Frank De Canio
  Marvin Louis Dorsey
  Miguel Eichelberger
  John LaMar Elison
  Gabriella Garofalo
  Dave Houston
  Dani Raschel Jiménez
  Scott C. Kaestner
  Sofia Kioroglou
  Deborah P Kolodji
  Rick Lupert
  Donal Mahoney
  Afric McGlinchey
  Frank Mundo
  Chika Onyenezi
  Adam Phillips
  Bethany W Pope
  Nydia Rojas
  Diana Rosen
  Walter Ruhlmann
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Jeffrey Bryant
November 2016



art by dl warner

    I'm a writer living in Los Angeles. I have been published in the L.A. Weekly, the Los Angeles Times, poeticdiversity: the litzine of Los Angeles, and most recently, in the 2016 anthology The Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes and Shifts of Los Angeles, from Tia Chucha/Northwestern University Press.




I don't think I'll rise today.
I'm lulled back to dreams
by a sad soft noise
of every person slipping off the side.

Quietly open every window in hopes we'll soon be airborne.
Help me keep one breath behind the next.

Once in the air we'll open a door,

leap into the outstretched hand of a giant,
float into the long deep crevasse of his lifeline,
scratched by calluses giants have.

His fingers will entrap us. After that, it's up to him.

copyright 2016 Jeffrey Bryant