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Since 1998, a journal for poetry, criticism, reviews, stories and essays edited by Ricardo Nirenberg.


 

Poems by Nicholas Klacsanzky.

 

(1)

I am born
in a different place
every morning

haystack
city pavilion
ocean bottom

it depends on
how much I believe
in the science of myself

I stick only
to a hypothesis

 


 

(2)

Dancing
for staying still

staying still

I feel

 

like dancing

 


 

(3)

No idea is poetic
enough to write

are you
still reading

 


 

(4)

Door
open closed

only wind
in place

 


 

(5)

Wrinkles are
texture

wonder
what's underneath
slow folds

if we creased
it out would
the child be there

 


(6)

Apply a smile
or be forgotten

politeness
is a rude reason

to live

 


 

(7)

Can I be your chemical
cleanse with absolute
dissemination

your remains
spread on my skin
remind me of what you

could have been without

emphasis

 


 

(8)

Art of almost
is a promise

speaking
with intention

and noticing
no one listens

 


 

(9)

What happens
two shadows
together

which one
gives shade
to the other

 



(10)

Sang deep
into my sound

watching
what I did not
watch





the self
sings alone


Nicholas Klacsanzky is the author of nine books that range through fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. He lives in Seattle, Washington.



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