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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Jörmungandr


Down there, ocean-circling,
rolling over your own head
the way a ring slips off the table,

spins between two people – you 
are how we know we’ve already
bitten ourselves in the ass.

We are careful not to argue, not 
to glimpse your roiling; you 
surface, sink, worry episodic

memory from our sleep, gleaming
through the thrust-moraines
and fjords of our gyri,

the doom in our limbic system,
Sigurd-snake-in-the-eye hidden
between the chromosomes,

you dream your end-time dreams.
Stay down.  We don’t want  
to hear it’s already over.



Sonja Johanson
 is a contributing editor at the Found Poetry Review, and has recent work appearing in The Albatross, The Pittsburgh Poetry Review, and Off the Coast. She is the 2015 recipient of the Zero Bone and Kudzu Poetry Prizes, and has three chapbooks: “Trees in Our Dooryards” (Red Bird Press), “Impossible Dovetail” (Silver Birch Press, IDES) and “all those ragged scars” (Choose the Sword Press).  Sonja divides her time between work in Massachusetts and her home in the mountains of western Maine. 
 

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