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  May 2005
volume 3 number 2
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  home   (archived)
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  Aurora Antonovic
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  Peggy Dobreer
  Francisco Dominguez
  Marvin Dorsey
  Melissa Fischer
  Steve Goldman
  Melanie Gonzalez
  Wendy Grosskopf
  Debashish Haar
  Matt Harris
  Paula Sfier Kattan
  Marie Lecrivain
  Laura A. Lionello
  Harold Lorin
  Christopher Mulrooney
  Dave Nordling
  Aire Celeste Norell
  Angel Perales
  Catherine Rajca
  Cat Risinger
  Ariel Robello
  Kate Soto
  Clee Villasor
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Kate Soto
May 2005



T Jungle

    Kate Soto lives and writes in Los Angeles. She has a BA in Literature & Italian from UC Santa Cruz and is currently working on an MFA at Antioch University.



Sonnet of a Godmother

Vodka tastes a bit like battery acid on its own,

but you add amaretto to it, and it opens up

like a flowering wound, or a young girl looking for love.

She cradles the glass while it condenses in her bones,

sucks it down quickly, and again.

Her cheeks flush and she’s red enough

for comradery as she bellies up, plays tough

at the bars in Hollywood, challenges men

to dart games under the pale red lights,

pulls them into the bathroom stalls

for quick fixes of adrenaline,

as they pull up her skirt, she eases her fight

for it’s just another night after all

and some things are worse than consumption.

copyright 2003 Kate Soto