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  April 2020
volume 17 number 1
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art by mauricio alejandro ramos

    Omar Zahzah is a poet, writer, activist, and PhD candidate in Comparative Literature at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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It Happens


When asked why he drank so much,

the man said that, years ago,

a witch had hidden his heart in a bottle
which one was unclear, and there was no other way to look.
When others lent a hand,
a few were done in by their livers.
When the rest saw he could not weep,
they drank until their lack could fill him.

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