Superstring theories spreading aesthetically are usually the aggressors.
Tomorrow, love, will be a fenced-in memory
of this momentary lapse in absence. Begin ungainly.
Again you are an axe
under observation, but a tree in anonymity.
A three progressing by anti-levy. By brevity.
A snake in the grass.
I saw this literally
drunken and dissatisfied
in a book
at the foot of your bedside table.
I am waiting to reveal other niches
I do not want to live with others
living in bed
alone with one thousand ghosted lovers
or limitless capacities for grafting yet to be named groves.
Travis Macdonald is a poet, copywriter, editor and occasional essayist living in Philadelphia. His most recent books of poetry include: Title Bout (Shadow Mountain Press 2011), BAR/koans (Erg Arts 2011), Hoop Cores (Knives, Forks and Spoons Press 2011), Sight & Sigh (Beard of Bees 2011), N7ostradamus (BlazeVox Books 2010), Basho’s Phonebook (E-ratio 2009) and The O Mission Repo [vol. 1] (Fact-Simile Editions 2008).
Michelle Taransky is the author of Barn Burned, Then, selected by Marjorie Welish for the 2008 Omnidawn Poetry Prize. She is a member of the Critical Writing Faculty at Penn and an adjunct poetry instructor at Temple University. Taransky is also the reviews editor for Jacket2 and co-curator of the reading series Whenever We Feel Like it.
Joseph Cooper is currently writing and teaching in Princeton, WV. He is the author of the full-length books TOUCH ME (BlazeVox 2009) and Autobiography of a Stutterer (BlazeVox 2007), as well as the chapbooks Here Come the Groovies co-authored with Andrew K. Peterson (Livestock Editions 2010), Memory/Incision (Dusie 2007), from Autobiography of a Stutterer (Big Game Books 2007), and Insuring the Wicker Man Shadow Created Delusion co-authored with Jared Hayes (Hot Whiskey 2005).
j/j hastain lives in Colorado, USA with hir beloved. j/j is the author of numerous full-length, cross-genre works as well as many chapbooks and artist’s books. Recent work appears in Trickhouse, Vlak, Unlikely Stories, The Offending Adam and Eccolinguistics. j/j is an elective affinities participant, a member of Dusie kollektiv and a regular contributor to Sous Les Paves.