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Come Eleven

Roger Williams

Non-this
Now
cause proffers
other than
mere offerings
green
or as sheen

Or
petty shouts
then rustles
athwart opaque
doing a solid
thing than
moist rustling

Or
subtle water crypts
an' disappears
----------------
sinks
seething
you understand as
this is mute vapor
torpor
amazing!
finding shining

Roger Williams lives about an hour north of San Francisco. He taught French at San Francisco State University until retirement in 1987. He studied poetry with Roethke and Bogan, setting poems to music-Wilde, Patchen, Creely, Merwin and others. His own poems appear in: UDP 6x6 and a broadside, Experiential-Experimental Literature, Counterexample Poetics, Otoliths, Ygdrasil, Ditch, and Modern Poetry Quarterly Review.

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ISSUE Eight: Melty Slayers

Laurin DeChae
   Snakes & Ladders
   It Will Be Alive

Jessie Janeshek
   Future Girls with Bikinis
     beneath Bruce Springsteen Tees

Samantha Duncan
   Juliet

Kenzie Allen
   According to Science

Jessy Randall
   Here comes a poor woman
      from baby-land

   Here comes an old woman,
     nimble namble

Ruben Rodriguez
   Because I’m Bad Ass and
      I Said So

Colleen Coyne
   Echolocation

Rob Cook
   Unmarked Neural Pathways
   Keratoconus

Jon Riccio
   The Area Code for ESP

Jennifer MacBain-Stephens
   Solstice

Roger Williams
   Come Eleven

Matthew Johnstone
   Boatship: Port Layout Gossips

Daniel Schwartz
   Out/Night

Amy Carlberg
   Desktop

Ana Prundaru
   Embody the State of the World