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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Crossing Over


Wire down on Sixth Ave
can't get across the street

where Rite Aid keeps my antidepressants

I stay in my apartment on hot weekends
with my medicated cocktails
I've picked up Moby Dick again
my college copy     dead fish stiff and yellow

My college lover's tongue
tasted like peppermints
his major was animal husbandry
he became a dairy farmer in upstate New York

I could have been the wife of a dairy farmer
last week when I went to the fortune teller
she gave me back my money
closed my palm and made the sign of the cross

I can't shake off the feeling that zombies
are following me     it's the antidepressants   
my therapist says

She says the new dosage will take some time to kick in
if I could get across Sixth Avenue
I could start the dosage
but the fucking wire is too big
for the chronically depressed 
to cross ove


Poetry is what 
Vicki Iorio does. Poetry is how she sees the world. Everything in her life goes into the poetry stew.   It's all there, it's a process, an issue and like they say, it's complicated. You can read Iorio’s work on line and print publications such as Hell strung and Crooked, Great Weather for Media anthology, I Let Go of the Stars in My Hand, The Brownstone Poets Anthology, The San Pedro Review, The Mom Egg, Crack the Spine and Hysteria.

Poems from the Dirty Couch is Iorio’s first full length collection. Her chapbook Send Me a Letter will be published by dancing girl press in the spring of 2016.

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