6 October 2005 | Vol. 5, No. 3


give me my 12 cuckoos worth

of haunted fleurons, nostalgia

to fix my haywire antennae

and be heard

from behind a curtain of needles

where I bask in the toxic—

volatile, with amnesia

volatile, without

About the author:

Peter Schwartz has 80 poems published or pending. Some of his more recent publishings are with: Barbaric Yawp, Lullaby Hearse, Porcupine, and The Silt Reader. He has work pending with such journals as The Prague Review, Muse Apprentice Guild, HazMat, and Art Mag. His own poetry journal, focusing primarily on the poetry of publishers themselves, can be seen online at watchtheeye.com.

For further reading:

Browse the contents of 42opus Vol. 5, No. 3, where "poverty" ran on October 6, 2005. List other work with these same labels: poetry.

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