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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Hush – 17


We drove twice to the mountains, and endless 
times east as sun riffled cross-eyed past juniper. 

We drove ourselves slow into alcohol
and the ground around us rolled out of being. 

Forget about thinking; we were spoonfuls 
of liquid, and fractions. We left one container 

and entered another: a glass to a glass. 
No one came after us. We tracked 

our demands across tables, fortified 
by enzymes and acids, the nutrients and sediment. 

We were moving the bottom, increasing the ratio:
wine to time, a slow drift to earth. 

The man aged in the bottle. He existed as 
an object, so I poured and leaned in and maintained.


Lauren Camp is the author of two volumes of poetry, most recently The Dailiness (Edwin E. Smith, 2013), selected by World Literature Today as an “Editor’s Pick.” She hosts “Audio Saucepan,” a global music/poetry program on Santa Fe Public Radio KSFR 101.1FM, and writes the poetry blog, Which Silk Shirt. www.laurencamp.com.

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