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Poem by Christopher Mulrooney

 

snowflakes

power of snowflakes never to be the same
to be frozen and perish as water and be pattern
sign and symbol of something else a star as one dead
in Greek and Phœnician alphabets of constellations Arabic also
that neverending stretch to the farthest part of time
and melt when the sun shines out again my lovely

 

Photography © Chad Parenteau
Photography © Chad Parenteau

 

Christopher Mulrooney is the author of symphony (The Moon Publishing & Printing), flotilla (Ood Press), viceroy (Kind of a Hurricane Press), and his latest, jamboree (Turf Lane Press). His work has recently appeared in West Wind Review, Zettel, Indefinite Space, California Quarterly, and The Southampton Review.

Chad Parenteau is Associate Editor of Oddball Magazine. He takes pictures sometimes.

 

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Poem by Christopher Mulrooney

 

hand’s-breadth

I’d leave all thus breath allied with soot on a ferryboat
working all the wages I could muster all the relays
across the bays rivers estuaries and to any of the many islands ferryboat services yield to hand
to and fro all day and night snatches of sleep and bits of bread
the odd cup of coffee I’d swig and jump off whenever I felt the urge
swim for all the fleshpots I could find adore all the ladies drink all the gin
next morning be the first one in for what why do you ask
for it is my task you see the poet’s with his endless back and forth of riddling traces

 

Photography © Allison Goldin
Photography © Allison Goldin

 

Christopher Mulrooney is the author of symphony (The Moon Publishing & Printing), flotilla (Ood Press), viceroy (Kind of a Hurricane Press), and jamboree (Turf Lane Press, forthcoming). His work has recently appeared in West Wind Review, Zettel, Indefinite Space, California Quarterly, The Southampton Review, Soliloquies, and Inscape.

Allison Goldin is an artist living in Cambridge. 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. She is currently studying Illustration at The School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.