“Oh city when nothing will exist . . .”
                                                                    Alice Notley

Will it be okay?
Transcendental wild oats sown have been reaped, harvested
ground to grain
fed as cereal
from Northeast through Midwest
into the desert.

Disenfranchised and privileged
file complaints
and grace may come
but fortune favors fate
in this most possible of worlds
where free will has its limits
and beginnings forgotten
come from endings
* * *
Another apology
has been put on order

Melody was wrong to suppose
love had a song
strong enough
to oppose and draw out
faces to rival unflinching
necessity of survival

And furthermore,
the gravity
of upkeeping


Photography © Allison Goldin

Photography © Allison Goldin


Kenyatta Jean-Paul Garcia is the author of This Sentimental Education, Yawning on the Sands and ROBOT. Kenyatta has a degree in linguistics and has studied several living and dead languages. Garcia is the editor of Altpoetics and Sparks of Consciousness and has been published in BLazeVOX, Eccolinguistics and ditch.

Allison Goldin is an artist living in California. Her work is a collection of spontaneous drawings from the imagination. The most common link throughout her art are the semi-recognizable creatures scattered amongst and bringing together the surrounding doodles.