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No. 1 December 15 2012

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ingle ku 1


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the unlit fire Mexico in a room

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√∞ at the core of an apple   more    apples

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etched in my arm your name is my blade

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doors of rain slam shut ‌ I post myself through drifting rooms to the lake

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artillery fire a robber fly wipes its face

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autumn rain two spaces after the period

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flown the audible amnesia fields

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misty crossway tying tighter my shoelace

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fogeesexit

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scratchy blues at 78rpm seagulls fill the sky

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handcuffs

on the playroom floor

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bluebells the uncertainty principle

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static; interference; trying; to; tell; you

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a man alone on a porch ‌ smoke unfurling

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in life after this let it be so, I am born as your cup of tea

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a fig is not a fig without your mouth

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fogged into the familiar dying peripheral

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not church but all you can eat ribs & wings

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B Movie interval we resolve the orphan’s genome

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MXE moon tulips tiptoe on sponges

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this cold Spring to trust in – Fukushima rods

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white canvas a red circle in the center of my mind

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anorexic river stepping over like love

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mystagogue the seven octaves of plum

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depresshunned

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office high-rise testing the thickness of glass

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indigo my groin fold against it

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altitude slowing my blood eggs slow

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bringing in firewood once like I did before

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sea water conducting my breasts across the moon

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a skeleton in my father’s clothes burning planet 34


from a bad dream my eyes split-open the singing dawn

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mandolin hung beige walls Mississippi

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her mouth is wet from four rivers life got its start

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not in a book in the tree zoka

zoka: the creative life force of all that inter-is 38


waiting for their minds to enter the ice ... zenguins

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the white dove a fugitive witness blue in a stained glass eye

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autumn days

drifting from text to marginalia

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first nativity on the moon sheep in spacesuits

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a pyromaniac’s dream on the roof of the world

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quickthorn my cardiac sufficiency for rain

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sock stiffens on the radiator first snow

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hot ‘n the night torn from a dog’s belly

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nightfall rounding off horizon to the nearest whole number

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first light a jogger’s white legs

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moorings slip the mountain the snow falling

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drum demonstration in the museum lobby codes on a Post-it

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abscess (spiritual) I come as red

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tonight your curve me

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by the surgeon freshly-sharpened forest

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sirens far out my burning bridges

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road to a simpler place horseshit is the colour of its horses

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gas mask atmospheres yours the alien

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tomorrow still a house of knives

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SeQuences /

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Sirens

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Yom Kippur War ear-piercing sirens since   on cold stone and red poppies the bleeding soldier memorial wall my son’s name carved on sirens grave names read ALOUD Mt. Carmel echoes tombstone memorial candle flickers...flickers Mt. Carmel slowly crawling darkness jackals cries

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Little Notches

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open to innovation pussy willow business trip results conventional sex too drunk to come I blame it on being too drunk to come jerking off to a porn mag paperview role playing in the bedroom the happy couple 63


she tells him he found her g-spot winter thaw the product of an e-affair virtual innuendo a convertible’s backseat starjob teenagers dry humping he enters her hand the hair between – strawberry wild 64


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waves with claws I stroke my dead side Pharaoh ants boarding the Underground the white horse I collapse and become a knife stuck in my wounds may be the earth the child inside her turns wild mustard aquarium sharks smiling at someone else’s child bit by bit she leaves the room filled with moonlight 66


questions

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rain begins— a question sprouts in a red china pot

drapes a question over a chair without folding it moonless

in small shoes

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a question scrambles up

to the water’s edge

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index nr 1 Single ku Page: 3. Frances Trosborg 4. Aditya Bahl 5. Brendan Slater 6. John Sexton 7. Cherie Hunter Day 8. Christina Nguyen 9. Barrow Wheary 10. Lech Szeglowski 11. LeRoy Gorman 12. Lorin Ford 13. Marc Thompson 14. Robert Davey 15. Melissa Allen 16. Ann Curran 17. Bhisma Upreti 18. Stella Pierides 19. Susan Diridoni 20. LeRoy Gorman 21. Aditya Bahl

22. Colin Stewart Jones 23. Donna Fleischer 24. Johnny Baranski 25. Jon Baldwin 26. Cherie Hunter Day 27. LeRoy Gorman 28. Mark E. Brager 29. Scott Terrill 31. Susan Diridoni 32. Lucas Stensland 33. Melissa Allen 34. Marc Thompson 35. Kala Ramesh 36. L.A. Story Sikora 37. Jack Galmitz 38. Ariel Mullins 39. John Sexton 40. Lorin Ford 41. Mark Holloway 42. LeRoy Gorman 43. Stella Pierides 44. Chris Troostwyk 45. Jon Baldwin 46. Colin Stewart Jones 72

47. Aditya Bahl 48. Lorin Ford 49. Scott Terrill 50. Cherie Hunter Day 51. Gerald O’Mudd 52. Brendan Slater 53. Barrow Wheary 54. Johnny Baranski 55. LeRoy Gorman 56. Barrow Wheary 57. Alegria Imperial Sequences 60. Abraham Ben-Arroyo 63. Lucas Stensland 65. John McManus 67. Melissa Allen graphics by The Eds.


Bones is published twice a year on June 15 and December 15. Submission deadlines are October 15 - November 15  for the December issue & April 15 - May 15 for the June issue Submissions: submission (at) bonesjournal (dot) com with “Submission to bones” in the subject line. Please include the works in the body of the email AND as an attached file  (doc, docx, rtf ). Works submitted outside these periods won’t be considered nor held on to.

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