..:: CONTENTS ::..

..:: POETRY ::..
Joanne Kyger
  The Distressed Look
  Sunday in the Storm Era
  San Francisco March Against War on Iraq January 18, 2003
  "Not In Our Name"
  Look! new moon
Forrest Cole
  Poem Seller
Stephen Ratcliffe
  from Cloud/Ridge
Claudio Perinot
Jamie Galgana
  Water Cycle
Christopher Arigo
  Catalogued evidence
Virgil Suarez
  Bone Soup / Sopa de Hueso
  In the House of the Birth of Christ
  When Rain Speaks of War
David Krump

..:: PROSE ::..
Han Quek
Kenneth Pobo

..:: ART ::..
Wes Tilson
  Cycling Mandalas

..:: ETC ::..
  Contributor's Notes

..:: ARCHIVES ::..


David Krump


In the picture, time is a disaster
over tulips so real you could kiss them.

Memory, the more erotic version of us,
doubles over, laughing, a tramp in our

dream foyers.  Thus the blond juggler with
fresh tangerines and small breasts becomes a forest fire from

childhood.  The little men dug divergent trenches
wide enough to hold the whole village.  Still, fire crossed.

A more specific rain is recurring.  The way it felt,
then, nose cold against living room window, breath, fog.

Outside, the earth spinning, drinking again.
And always in your mind the elements mingling

into avenues of connected maples, like proper cursive.
Tail of fire, loop of wind.  We could not have

not known, really.  Before morning, the juggler's
face returns, taut with rhythm, the original

concentration.  Or, god, this water is wide
as every parking lot you've ever seen combined.

Our mission is cracking open (old adobe), has no bell.
Double hump of water, perfectly slanted earth.

In the picture, your hands curl around the broken shovel.
Correction: in the picture, I am noticing your hands curl.


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