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‘Independently Blue’

Julien Poirier

It’s easy to fly a flag when you live in a nice house
in a beautiful city.
Things have worked out nicely for you, 242 more words

I realized I was part machine, part primitive

The Human Figure in a Dress
Mary Jo Bang

Naked or not, I’m a costume that moves, figurine with a face that changes. You could call me a mood. 157 more words


Mary Jo Bang

Now I predict the future / merely by listening to echoes. A slamming door / can tell you everything you need to know. It’s not a trick / only a simple matter of wisdom, an obsessive attention / to dreams. 14 more words


Viability (Vap)

Viability means, according to a quick search, the ability of a thing (a living organism, an artificial system, an idea, etc.) to maintain itself or recover its potentialities. 109 more words


Every day is another broken
tie on a red-leather shoe. A whodo-
Tonight we’ll be content
with whomever we think we are.

-From ‘Allegory‘ by Mary Jo Bang