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  April 2014
volume 11 number 1
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  home   (archived)
  contributing poets
  Scott Alexander
  Shawn Aveningo
  Jonathan Beale
  Jack G. Bowman
  Betsy Burke
  Matt Burns
  Shibani Chattopadhyay
  Rachel Coventry
  Tyler Dupuis
  Allison Grayhurst
  John Grochalski
  Hedy Habra
  Samantha Henderson
  Augustus Invictus
  Natalie Itzhaki
  Scott Jacobson
  Alex Johnson
  Mikel K
  Craig Kurtz
  Phillip Larrea
  N.M. Leepsa
  Anthony Magistrale
  Brendan McCormack
  Christopher Mulrooney
  Philip ONeil
  Ebi Robert
  Walter Ruhlmann
  April Salzano
  Jake Sheff
  Rishan Singh
  Julia Stein
  Allen Taylor
  Paul Tristram
  Wanda Vanhoy Smith
  Claire Walker
  Viola Weinberg
  Claire Williams
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Alex Johnson
April 2014



art by paradoxius

    Alex S. Johnson is the author of The Death Jazz and Bad Sunset. His poetry has appeared in such publications as Gone Lawn, Twizted Tungz, 13 Myna Birds and Bone Orchard Poetry. He recently relocated to Sacramento, California after two decades in Los Angeles.



Cat Magic

All we need is the shade of Earth
perched like a cat
that weighs her share of bliss

A secret throne of leaves
charged with wizard light

The moan and throb of music
reweaving--with patient skill--
our coffin-born anatomy

copyright 2014 Alex Johnson