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TWO POEMS BY ANA COTTLE

THREE POEMS BY SHANNON CAWLEY
October 7, 2018
SIX POEMS BY ANN ROSENTHAL
October 9, 2018

 

(of a being)

 

roots in strangulation; fog cradles a ship; home burns to dust; rain drops devastated on the street; Is something wrong?; a beast laughs; meanwhile, we sing; narrowness…crowdedness…; hard as night; a black mirror soaked in molasses; rising, falling, curling; demonic passion; a glowing ocean of lights; dim blood swamps sharp water; live entertainment is true; we heard the evening come; a ray a rattle a white stripe; jokes in a foreign language; a minds anthology; true blue finishing; steps under journey; passport to nowhere; a cat grimaces; dreary indeed.

 

 

experience to episode

 

transcending the antidote of tradition

ingredients of the blues

tripping up the cranks

 

tic tic tic tic

simple running micro deer

stealing words

open up the floorboards

 

i am prepared/

illuminate me.

gutted, no no

referenced.

 

lay my ear against the bark

graduate to giants design

elevator substantiated

slashed and rearranged.

keeping our hopes up

tree tree treatable.

 

experience to episode

it fits the pattern

water shore sing

bitter breath rousing

omit tears in conscious beings

unless commissioned.

 

timber is the reanimation

gathered to the internal

you become like us

through a journey of soft cackles.

 


Ana Cottle serves as the Poetry Editor for Carve Magazine. Her writing is forthcoming or published in the Ofi Press, Mesorah Matrix, Digital Culturist, the Tempest, and the Establishment. Ana studied Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley with a concentration in feminist Yiddish poetry. She has lived in Uruguay and Argentina and speaks both Spanish and Yiddish fluently.