Afghan Den by Michael McSweeney


“Afghan Den” Crumpled sheets of foil rot in the sunlight, tucked in concrete corners of an old culture center by hands and eyes that shield. The camera flash illuminates the clouded minds, groups of squatting, dirt-filled men who cough and mutter. They see things I don’t, but have before: the indescribable illusion, comfort like the […]

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Adam and Alpha by Andrew Borne


1 Arise! The sun and anew A nude day new year, aborning; new man Made aboriginal in the Lord; noon day today Flesh which was dead Abased, compost, compass calender Look to the aortic apex like aquatic In primordial providence Shaped of clay Affirmed aerate of Abba, Pater 2 Bred-in-the-bone, a dad Breathy song, absent […]

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