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Diane Gage

under the radar
sotto voce leaf atoms
alphabetized proteins

each seed a letter
in lacy word soups

in vitro meat and coats
mapping and tagging
aesthetic homologies

merry meshes between
bubbles of space

subway solitude
dating at a distance
you with your flowers

rapid prototyping
bone wedding rings

dialogue boxes on apples
bees sussing breath
detecting pregnancies

object-bound scenarios
doll series exploring

spider gene in the goat
where babies come from today

gastric juice batteries
how I remember you now

paid forward, changed

Many of SoCal/Baja metroplex poet/artist Diane Gage's projects combine poetry with visual art, sometimes including collaboration, interaction and performance. Published in numerous journals, some of her poems are archived online at, Featured artist at

ISSUE SEVEN: May Sell Tyres | next poem →

ISSUE SEVEN: May Sell Tyres

Jill Khoury
   [posterior vitreous detachment]

Sonya Vatomsky
   Mouth-Off (III)
   The Serbo-Croatian language
      uses the same word, čičak,
      for burdock and Velcro

Kamden Hilliard
   no baby but the poem is about you

Jessica Schouela
   The Funeral

Chris Campanioni
   Working Models

Sarah Ann Winn
   Suburban Thaw
   Rolling Acres Mall, Abandoned

Cynthia Conte
   Number three star: Fast years

Diane Gage
   Dear John (Cage)

John Lowther
   a sonnet from 555

Rebecca Yates
   What is "Emoji"?

Glen Armstrong

Marta Ferguson
   The Nether as Pizza Parlor

September Hinkle
   Surviving Charlie