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Pressure Drop

skipping tracks
counting down
to my dopamine reward
drinking a bottled water over 12 hours
vampiring through useless daylight
she yelled like smashed lightbulbs
and kicked me fluorescent
and I saw stars sideways
out on fire escapes
the city laid out like a level
teleporting around
like a saturnalian satellite
on a skateboard
to a Dominican store for an orange
and a bottled water
on smoldering cement one-footed
almost shaking this dream sequence
but i’m pulled skyward back to her
as she curses ashes out on the front steps
i’m ecclesiastical leftovers
easter forgives my christmases
but is there enough leftover
for a summer sidewalk
like today

~

 

book cover of Dominant Genes

BOOK REVIEW: Dominant Genes by SJ Sindu

In S.J. Sindu’s Black River Chapbook Competition winning collection, she posits questions about female bodies and queer identities as a means to confront and interrogate tradition. Dominant Genes serves as

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