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.

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MY PART IN THE WORKS by Jay Passer

The 19th book from Ten Pages Press is now available: My Part in the Works by Jay Passer.

WHEN IT’S TIME YOU LEAVE WITH NOTHING

When it’s time you leave with nothing
Penniless
As in the uterus
No body no
Identity
Only a reputation
And if it’s a good reputation then fine
Nobody gives a damn about you flower child
But say you’re bad news
A fucking prick
Well there’s some Calvary waiting for you
Or a cage at the zoo
Where the animal’s only version of death
Is trust in Man