Beached Poem

We have been here before
where Duracell bodies

of two beached whales melt
into the wefted tongues

of the sea. Into the rocks
glommed and knobbed with night

struck out by the daily occasion;
the sun announcing its spines.

Some fish hurl themselves into the open
    jaw of air. Breathless

and meshed into what steals them
    from their gills.

The water holds both
light and grit in the body that is

the vestigial shore, the smooth current.


Shazia Hafiz Ramji
is an extant text belonging to the Glaucomys genus.


Published On: September 25, 2015
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Volume 8, Issue 3
September 25, 2015



Via Toronto



an Introduction

Paul Vermeersch


Penguin Suicide

Shazia Hafiz Ramji


beached poem

Shazia Hafiz Ramji


watched by the drone

Dani Couture


They Will Take My Island

Johanna Skibsrud


Maestro Bartolome Reconsiders his "Creation of Eve"

Johanna Skibsrud


Lacking the Wind's Higher Reasoning

Canisia Lubrin


Postcard from the volcano

Kilby Smith-McGregor


Taking off your glasses

Kilby Smith-McGregor



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