HOW WE FUCK SHIT UP by Aleathia Drehmer & Brad Burjan

Offering 45 is now available: How We Fuck Shit Up by Aleathia Drehmer & Brad Burjan.

Toy(ing) with the Revolution

For Brad Burjan
 
You can’t wrap your fingers
around it, the elusive it.
 
There aren’t too many
things to wrap a finger
 
around, but the image
burns my eyes; your
 
fingers long and rough
wrapping around the neck
 
of the establishment.  You
mutter it is all gift wrap
 
for tiny toys anyway.  I try to laugh
but all I see are toy machetes
 
and your fingers the revolutionaries
taking it all down; your breath
 
the revolution itself, pulling
it in and spitting it back out.
 
Your tears create the flood
that washes them all away.
 

Aleathia Drehmer

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THE TEN PAGES PRESS READER – VOLUME 2

Offering 42 is now available: The Ten Pages Press Reader (Volume II).

CLUSTER
David Tomaloff
i.
the elephant, the lion,
&the scarecrow—

how we traded our hearts
for the flesh-colored soil

ii.
upon our shoulders,
the trembling hands of the forest

,  &how all we could muster was
everything &tomorrow

iii.
how we folded ourselves
into clusters

of average little bombs

THE TEN PAGES PRESS READER VOL. 1

Offering 41 is now available: The Ten Pages Press Reader (Volume I).

Thank you to all the contributors for such a quick response to my call for submissions. I am still accepting submissions for additional volumes.

Matterhorn
Keith Higginbotham

Heart, heart:
cataracts are not my scene.

The mirror
ricochets headphone
cymbals, keys.

Puzzle paper beats
its rope.

No is the stuff of aureoles:
a sterilized place already

zeroed
into pyramid sleep.