I forget when it was
that all the letters became evenly
when the wordsallmergedtogetherandicouldnotfind
whenthe music soregular and thudding
all the white keys vanished
a kick drum dirge
whenIforgot how to remember you
as more than a collection ofpixels
a tiny map of lightandshade
ina make-believe gallery
perhaps everything driftedupwards
or I simply sankwhile
the lifeboats spiralled awayaboveme
shading bluerbetween ripples
gravity grew strongerandstronger
until it kept evenmythoughtsfromrising
thanIcouldhopeforreasonto do so
The Point at Which Irony Becomes Hyper-Irony and Then Levels Out Into Sincerity Again
Michael Lupi’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in PANK, Counterexample Poetics, and The Paterson Literary Review. He lives and works in Northern New Jersey, where he teaches high school students.
See more of Florence’s work here, Florence has been published in Department zine, Our Day’s Encounter, In Parentheses, Right Hand Pointing and is forthcoming in Unsure if I will allow my beard, Cormac McCarthy’s Dead Typewriter, The Curiosity Cabinet and Lief Magazine. Post-asphyx, a graphic novel is due from Black Scat Books in 2013.
Thom James is a British writer, he has been published in places such as Housefire publishing, Pulpit magazine, and is up coming in places such as Metazen, Side b Magazine, and Marco Polo arts mag. you may see his poetry readings around the uk- Sheffield, London, and Brighton. He’s also a writer/reviewer for Banango Lit and will be attending Goldsmiths College, university of London, to study English Literature in September.
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