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  November 2013
volume 10 number 2
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  Lynn Albanese
  Jonathan Beale
  Michael Caylo-Baradi
  Charles Claymore
  Christiane ConĂ©sa-Bostock
  Flavia Cosma
  Gareth Davies
  Diane Dehler
  Maurice Devitt
  Tyler Dupuis
  Sabrina Edwards
  Neil Ellman
  R.M. Engelhardt
  Rebecca Gimblett
  Jeffrey Graessley
  John Grey
  James Hall
  A J Huffman
  Lee Mason
  Deborah McCreath-Akbar
  Tom O'Reilly
  Angel Uriel Perales
  Frank Praeger
  Kevin Ridgeway
  Walter Ruhlmann
  Howard Sage
  John Saunders
  Allen Taylor
  Sarah Thursday
  Philomena van Rijswijk
  Daniela Voicu
 
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Michael Caylo-Baradi
November 2013
   

 

bio


art by paradoxius

    Michael Caylo-Baradi lives in California. His work has appeared in BlazeVox, The Common (Amherst), Eclectica, MiPOesias, Otoliths, Prick of the Spindle, PopMatters, Latin American Review of Books (UK), and elsewhere.

   

 

The Clouds

are rearranging
my plans for the day. Schedules

are switched, quick
as reflex

that drive procrastinations.
Shadows

on the ground are not
distinct enough,

faint as coffee stains
on the napkin.

I'm halfway through
the cup,

my alibi to stretch
the afternoon

to indecisions calm as
the castle in

the calendar. Secrets are
palpable in its

windows, elegant
as clouds that layer skies,

or myths of absence
in my room.

copyright 2013 Michael Caylo-Baradi