from "Note from Apparent Magnitude to Luminosity"
by John A. Nieves
But as you backed away, you were just the AC wisping // the sediment of the room, asking the shadows if shadow / were a function of brightness or the gulf between light // and what eats it.
from "The Devil Doesn't Come to the Flatlands"
by Julie DeBoer
We land-locked / ourselves and took a rolling pin to all the dangerous lumps in the /
earth, until the world was bare and vacant for miles. There is a kind of / safety in making ourselves desolate.
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