Asheville River Arts District - White Duck Taco parking lot
I have been dipping into the Summer 2016 issue of Rattle
during breaks. The highlights so far: Christopher Citro - "The Mutual Building" ("When is someone going / to come clean this up? ... // No one needs the wrong time in the sky / when we're just trying to cross the street...") Jennifer Givhan - "The Cheerleaders" ("What's not feminist / about this, how the sport could send us -- / most of whom had ever been on a plane / since there was no airport in our town / besides barns for crop dusters -- to New York City....") Felicia Krol - "Between Funerals" ("One by one / the white letters...") S. H. Lohmann - "Survival English" ("What I know are just facts: / which vowels gave them trouble...") Peter J. Curry's contributor note: "When I think about the poems I've written, I see they come mostly from that impulse -- to mend something, or to bring some kind of order to an obviously broken world."
Now I am off to scrub the shower walls with lemon water (left over from scrubbing the inside of the microwave). Ars longa, housework vincit, vita brevis, laborare est orare, etc.