Photography © Edward S. Gault


Permission solely granted to allele
Born runaway road runners all,
Worship loose- mental strings, fray–
Objects stare, comment pull.
Now Permission not granted hopeful plaster.
Thick siding porous hairy smooth
Emptying thoughts into brazing pot
Feed hole snow with zero air.

Pretty little happy girls almost
Sing but burn — tonight hickory;
Antarctica best live to die
Is worth dying to live.

Always tested secret fellow — if,
How I felt now feels
Destiny alone – special — pulling up–
Flex punch roll slice free–

Hopefully, thin blood flows out;
Of soy corn soul imitations,
Proportioned to perfection listless hum
Grease in arms electrical pull.
So I forget my thoughts in frozen sobriety.


John Hansen received a BA in English from the University of Iowa and MA in English Literature from Oklahoma State University. He likes to poop with the door open. He is English Faculty at Mohave Community College in Arizona.

Edward S. Gault is a poet and fine art photographer. He lives at Mosaic Commons, a co-housing community in Berlin, Ma. He has a wife Karen, and daughter.