The following is an audio track for Memory Beauteous in Volume 3, Issue 3
The People’s Republic of Snot
has, once again, sent an invasion fleet
into my head
and I’m tripping
balls on a bag of shrooms
because laughing at the news with God
is the only sensible way
to ride out a head cold. I’m wearing
thirty-dollar socks and I’m pretty sure
my feet have an erection.
My internal organs
I have weak thumbs
and a mouthful of disease
but it’s only five episodes long. Netflix and Hell
are kind of the same thing,
kind of perfect on a cold day, but I want
to go outside, run jump ride a bike
eat mystery meat on a stick. The future was
supposed to be flying cars and teleportation,
not bagging our own groceries and televisions
that tweet. #bullshit
I stood in front of a 7-Eleven
without my penis
selling a wide variety of pork pie hats
(as you do).
My mother crouched nearby
in the underbrush
blood stringing off her chin
eating a sable.
memories of cheating
on women. I wish
I could blame it on being younger.
Where on earth is 6am?
in my mind in the mirror
my beard says
walt whitman hey man, got any change?
Write to Congress! Demand they solve
all 32,000 FreeCell games!
Demand they recognize orange
as a primary color! Is there any problem
Wish I still had my old Pee Chee
folders. The ones with the right
colors (dried blood on goldenrod).
Pulling rainbows out of my under-
wear, a look of mock surprise on my face, routine
disappointment on my wife’s. Honey—
Is this really every week?
All this mayhem? This bombing
of countries with toys? To save face?
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seem wrong, a specifically heinous sacrilege
against their animalistic nature.
Buds that bloom in the darkest corners,
intrusively force eyes to take notice
of their beauty, should maintain the right of root,
should be granted reprieve from any potential
removal, should never know the meaning
of cut or pluck or pick, should have the right
to request a stone to shatter glass
vases that far too closely resemble prisons.
Bio: A.J. Huffman has published eleven solo chapbooks and one joint chapbook through various small presses. her new poetry collections, Another Blood Jet (Eldritch Press), A Few Bullets Short of Home (mgv2>publishing), and Butchery of the Innocent (Scars Publications) are now available from their respective publishers. She has two additional poetry collections forthcoming: Degeneration (Pink Girl Ink) and A Bizarre Burning of Bees (Transcendent Zero Press). She is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, a two-time Best of Net nominee, and has published over 2300 poems in various national and international journals, including Labletter, The James Dickey Review, Bone Orchard, EgoPHobia, and Kritya. She is also the founding editor of Kind of a Hurricane Press. www.kindofahurricanepress.com.
Stephanie Hammer writes about dealing with death at Gravel Magazine. A powerful piece. Read it here: http://www.gravelmag.com/stephanie-barbe-hammer.html
Volume 3, Issue 1 is now available online! We are slowly moving back to our regular posting schedule. Volume 3, Issue 2 should be posting in early September. We’ll be working over the next few days/weeks to get Volume 2 posted for download.
Keep your eyes open. We’ve got some big news coming up in the next couple weeks and hope you will celebrate with us! Thank you for your support!
It’s here. This issue has been a long time coming (sorry it’s a little bit later than usual).
First, I want to say thank you to my editors for helping out so much this past issue: I couldn’t have done it without you. Second, to the contributors for making this issue so fantastic.
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