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Aquarium Rather than a queen

Bathed in my own tears While worshipped Before glass walls I would be

A tiny shrimp

At the bottom

Of the food chain Even to be

Eaten alive While swimming Freely

~ Yaun Changming

Clarendon Grill Trying to find an altar in Clarendon, The cubicle was no help,

As soon as I cleared the desk for the sacrifice

More papers and deadlines fell in hapless piles In the subway I retreated to old booths Where phones once hung,

Too late for a confession, I stood

Looking at the glowing backs of well-lit maps Bar after bar, I compiled a tabernacle, Put hands on waxy wood,

Then tried to fashion the wine into a key

To open doors towards any of the nearby flesh

~Ben Nardolilli

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FLAR Volume 3, Issue 1 Fall / Winter 2015  

FLAR is an independently published literary and art magazine located in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

FLAR Volume 3, Issue 1 Fall / Winter 2015  

FLAR is an independently published literary and art magazine located in Fredericksburg, Virginia.