And if I pay out sufficient
            cordage, will you hang
yourself? By Christ, I’m tired
            of the self-dramatics
of martyr-complex men. Get off
            the cross, Alan, your lot’s no worse
to bear than any other’s—
            unless it be mine to live
with a self-despising fool
            like you. No, as attractive
as the offer to join you
            in your shack of hazards is,
I’ll have to pass. Get your
            shit together, man, contract
what you can’t do yourself,
            tame that rage, straighten
what is bent, then call me
            and we’ll talk. Until then,
I’ve better things to do
            than cater to the vanity
of men. If you’re so stupid
            as to pin your southpaw
to the cross, I’m not the one
            to nail the right, nor will I
pull the left one with the claw,
            but leave you dangling there
until your weight undoes
            your work and you’re left lying
in the sawdust to lick
            your blessed wound.

     (response to Alan Dugan’s “Love Song: I and Thou”)

Zachariah Wells is a locomotive.

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If I Were Your Dog
by Lorna Crozier

Where the Customary’s Always Right
by Jesse Ferguson

bleeding hearts
by Tracy Hamon

A Moth Story
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the only way to live
by Jeanette Lynes

by Dave Margoshes

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dear emily
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the exchange
by Brenda Schmidt

because it is green
by Darren Stewart

Fly on the Window
by Jennifer Still

Speaking, Over Her Left Shoulder And Toward His Reflection In The Mirror
by Nick Thran

Beautif: Orpheus after Eurydice
by Daniel Tysdal

love song:
thou alone

by Zachariah Wells

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