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Jonathan Hayes lives in Santa Cruz, California and is the editor / publisher of the long-running literary journal “Over the Transom.”
The following work is Copyright © 2017, and owned by Jonathan Hayes and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
On My Birthday
I awoke alone in the Santa Cruz early morning
I faced the Pacific from shore and etched my age in the damp sand with my toe
Then the sea came at me:
A wave crashed and flowed toward shore –
Matt Gillick lives in Stamford, Connecticut.
The following work is Copyright © 2017, and owned by Matt Gillick and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
Chain lock broken again—where’s the refrigerator? Can’t come to the phone. There’s a counter-balance in the room you’ve blacked out with masking tape and newspaper on the windows and door cracks. The roommate is looking for another place since you’re two weeks late. Here comes a truth: that dark dreams, like waking up to an unlocked door, reside here. The flash of snakes and daylight reverie are highlights from the perpetually lit hallway. Pupils dilated, ecstasy eyes, a broken ceiling fan from a hockey stick. The splinters still spin when the door opens and closes.