The Explosions

by Mathias Svalina

published 2012 | poetry

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The Explosions

Excerpt:

From “Above the Fold”

The Viral Lease

Give me the war

under the cornfields

 

& denim. Sheaves of war

den the scalped city.

 

Torches stain

the night

 

with headaches

& mortgages.

 

Lagging miter,

I’m a Gentile

 

int the toothache of killings.

Beware: one cup

 

is fleshed

with ants;

 

the war has broken

& bruised wider

 

than eyes. Your branch

 

is broken.

Your brother is a breath.


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About the Author:

Mathias Svalina author photoMathias Svalina is the author of one previous book of poetry, Destruction Myth (Cleveland State University Poetry Center), & one book of prose, I Am a Very Productive Entrepreneur (Mud Luscious Press); his poetry & fiction have been widely published. With Julia Cohen, he has co-authored numerous collaborative chapbooks. With Zachary Schomburg & Alisa Heinzman, he is co-editor of the small press Octopus Book. He teaches writing in Denver, Colorado.

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