Smoky Blue Literary and Arts Magazine #7

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Metaphor saved in a drawer with pressed daisies By way of protest I have selfied my keyboard performing an act of qwerty revolt. Fashionably scrapbooking my polaroid I surround this poem with enraged emojis parallel, askew, perpendicularly bullet pointed: one at a melting glacier one at planet Earth one at Titanic one at planet Earth dressed as Titanic floating in azure, ship of hubris, fuming, burning coal into the night until the rats drown with the bankers, oilmen, no space lifeboats available. The final bullet an ice-bright dollar sign for the lucky winner of the jackpot at the bingo on Titanic. Bruce Marsland Bruce Marsland is the author and editor of several works on language teaching, most notably Lessons from Nothing: Activities for Language Teaching with Limited Time and Resources. Born in the United Kingdom, he now lives in the US and is self-employed as an editor and writer.

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