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  April 2020
volume 17 number 1
-table of contents-
  contributing poets
  Jonathan Beale
  Stefanie Bennett
  Jackie Chou
  Joshua Corwin
  Raymond Fenech
  Rich Follett
  Jack Henry
  James Evert Jones
  Eric Lawson
  Phoebe Marrall
  Alexis A Ogunmokun
  Alexandra Olmedo
  Ronald Peat
  E. Martin Pedersen
  Francisca Ricinski-Marienfeld
  David Scriven
  Rishan Singh
  Tim Tipton
  Kelley White
  Lynn White
  Bill Yarrow
  Omar ZahZah
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Bill Yarrow
April 2020



    Bill Yarrow is the author of six full-length books of poetry and six poetry chapbooks. His poems have been published in Poetry International, Gargoyle, Pank, Contrary, Diagram, Thrush, Chiron Review, Rhino, and many other journals. His most recent book is Wake Me When The Narcoleptics Arrive from Cyberwit.

Bill Yarrow



I Waited Too Long To Remember

I woke up in between / a memory and a dream —Tom Petty/You Don't Know How it Feels

We’re in a sedate forest next to
a boisterous beach. The sky is khaki
above the trees but beige above a
deep gray bay. Chaste squirrels are
keeping a lookout for bad-boy gulls.
Kids on circus bikes ride out of the woods
into their bathing suits. The breathy sweat
of exercise is indistinguishable from sandy
passion's sweat. We hear the shouts of bathers
all bubbly in the surf. A cloud the shape of
a manta ray terrorizes an empty sky. Two
hikers see us kissing in the open path.
All is as it ever was except you’re still alive.

copyright 2020 Bill Yarrow