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An international online magazine that publishes Surrealist poetry in English.

Issue Twelve



In your insomniac dreams

What else to do
but collar trees
around their necks,
keeping them close.

Muzzle your rights
like a green thing
not yet grown,
nothing to mow.

What else is a period
but a collar for dreaming,
insomniac or not?

while a pale coral sunset
weeps partial
into heavy blue clouds.

Why so quiet

See an audio graph,
sound skeleton.
It flickers in my throat,
dead belly to the ghost
of perimeters scalding
air in its lasso,
loss, treble.
I nibble at a leaf's serrated edge.

Shira Dentz
lives in upstate NY, and is the author of five books including Sisyphusina (PANK, 2020; winner of the Eugene Paul Nassar Prize 2021), and two chapbooks including Flounders (Essay Press). Her writing appears in Poetry, American Poetry Review, Cincinnati Review, Iowa Review, Gulf Coast, jubilat, Pleiades, Denver Quarterly, Colorado Review, Idaho Review, New American Writing, Lana Turner, Brooklyn Rail,,, Poetry Daily, Verse Daily and NPR. She is a recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize, Poetry Society of America's Lyric Poem and Cecil Hemley Awards.

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