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

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DREAMING KNIVES AND NIGHTMARES by Puma Perl

Offering #10 from Ten Pages Press is now available: Dreaming Knives and Nightmares by Puma Perl.

dreaming in daylight

she fakes orgasms
with herself
just to get it
over with,
hopes sleep
will come,
dreamlessly.

she misses
nicotine patches,
and glorious
nightmares,
wakes
in darkness,
reaches
for the magic,
cums
like a robot.

the sun
does push-ups,
fantasy runs laps,
moon exploded,
hours knock
on windows,
she sleeps
in daylight,
night waits.

(Previously appeared in Gutter Eloquence Magazine.)