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  November 2013
volume 10 number 2
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Jeffrey Graessley
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art by paradoxius

    Jeffrey Graessley live in La Puente, California. His poems can be found in the upcoming volumes of Emerge Literary Journal and Blue Hour Magazine. His first chapbook, Her Blue Dress will be published in the Silver Birch Press' Pieces of Silver Anthology (Fall 2013). His recent discovery of the Beat Generation has prompted loving and longing thoughts for that simple, drunken, far-gone time in American history.

   

 

And They Know

we tap
messages
on shoulders
hope
sits on our smiles
ends to empty
hours-- we take

too much,
open
like rent flesh
bloodletting,
desperation
is a smell

no amount
of beer
can overcome,

we drown,
trying.

copyright 2013 Jeffrey Graessley