11 August 2008 | Vol. 8, No. 2

The Dog of Eight Breaths


Between: as in lines, phrases, measures, sobs, errands, degrees, lovers, teeth, walls, ribs


Relief valve. Wailed heavy on his father's chest.


A sighway. Hello, epiglottis;

goodbye, heart. Blue dumpster.

Cheek cellar. Molar spit-suck.

      Don't move your lungs, just breathe with your mouth.

      Okay, now just your lungs, no mouth.