Note from the Editors

 

   SEEING RED 

    ENDU(RED) ADMI(RED)
    DESI(RED) WONDE(RED)
    RUMO(RED) ADO(RED)
    ENAMO(RED) INSPI(RED)
    DISCOVE(RED) SAC(RED)
    HUNGE(RED) WONDE(RED)
    EXPLO(RED) FEATU(RED)
    AUTHO(RED) SEA(RED)
    DA(RED) UNCENSO(RED)
    SOA(RED) ADVENTU(RED)

 

 

    


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junco luck


o that pirate has a black-eyed junco dream and learns to sing
sing for us little sailor bird sing                        we were worried once
but got beyond mere planks with our tattoos
of seven seas today            can’t we

no photographs of the wind            yet we capture
each other black-eyed and junco a little
luck never spoiled a line’s heave or the pirate’s
ho             say aloud while aloft to intervene with wind’s

hiss               the higher a pirate climbs the farther a ship
can tip                        masted are we            in a jubilant drear
at sea how we argue in vain with
the gale            o how we argue

can’t keep junco this way                can’t steer
clear when the shore, determined to have us
I tell you determined                        closes in

 

those long wings            are we tipped yet



Y. Madrone finally lives at both a port and a land and they like it very much. They co-founded The Thank You Writers Reading Series to which you should come sometime. They have too many day jobs and inconsistently write for their blog, Notes of a Compulsive Self-Disclosurist. Read too much about them at: ymadrone.wordpress.com. Their poems can be found or are forthcoming in Rhino, 580 Split, Weave Magazine, Handsome, Gulf Coast, American Letters & Commentary, Columbia Poetry Review, Phantom Limb and others.


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