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An international online magazine that publishes Surrealist poetry in English.

Issue One



Not with My Porsche You Don't

The boss a penguin hired for the church circus,
he wore a suit of cabbage underwater for a prank
in a previous printer's lifetime. He worships
firemen in booths, invests money in fingerprint
cartoons, bums a cigarette from a cougar that
mutates into a divine penny. The fender bender
swindled a bullet from the blindfolded boss yesterday:
he is a slug without scruples who blames critiques
from schools for his yacht snoops and fence repairs.
He refines his pie like an actor in tatters
and slides down the horn of a triangle.
The penguin didn't vote last election cycle
because he frisks flour on dates. His clock's button
is in the atrium, a flagship that shines gospel on the peak
of the burred mountain. He's an elitist with the flu,
mutates into a hotel liberal,
a glimpse of the future's self-portrait.

Wash this Crew with a Dog's Perfect Smile

The auteur squad is in its studio prime:
their gazes explore powder that crumbles
like a fart horse in a colon cancer jungle.
Its members destroy the universe of apes,
ogle the husbands of tomatoes at the pizza
palladium. The sea is stark. It is a guitar's
libido. The auteur squad mourns this lab
in a mumble of coffee and forklift, polish
the terrain of palms and boxing matches
with mavericks and whippets. They mince
junkfood turkeynecks on the patio.
Heads roll, their visions strike a gang
of cool schoolboys who look for kicks
in a smiling mix of stance and mission.
They wear flat bracelets and inherit
mumbles about the Olympics. The screen
inherits a film about spies who explore
the woods and take polls after they buy
flypaper and sheets of motor burns
that deliver young ears to build tomorrow.

David Spicer is from Memphis, Tennessee. He has had poems in Mad Swirl, Reed Magazine, Slim Volume, The Laughing Dog, In Between Hangovers, The American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, Bad Acid Laboratories, Inc., Dead Snakes, and in A Galaxy of Starfish: An Anthology of Modern Surrealism (Salo Press, 2016). A Pushcart and a Best of the Net nominee, he is the author of one full-length collection of poems, Everybody Has a Story (1987) and four chapbooks, and the former editor of Raccoon, Outlaw, and Ion Books.

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