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By Renoir gaither

near
the
glass
giraffes

and
Milk
Duds

behind
jars
of
clover
jelly

just
as
the
pinball
machines

start
speaking
in
tongues

she
says:
this
is
a
red
state

in
winter
people
here

go
to
sleep
Lutherans

and
wake
up
Buddhists

 

 

 

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Renoir Gaither experiments with concretism, minimalism, and surreal chicanery. His poems have recently appeared in Streetcake, Gambling the Aisle, and Red Paint Hill. He lives and writes from St. Paul, MN.

Art: “My Eyes” by Michelle Johnsen

Michelle Johnsen (art editor) is a nature and portrait photographer in Lancaster, PA, as well as an amateur herbalist and naturalist. Her work has been featured by It’s Modern Art, Susquehanna Style magazine, Permaculture Activist magazine, EcoWatch.com, EarthFirst! Journal, Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative, and used as album art for Grandma Shake!, Anna & Elizabeth, and Liz Fulmer Music. Michelle’s photos have also been stolen by AP, weather.com, The Daily Mail, and Lancaster Newspapers. You can contact her at mjphoto717 [at] gmail.com.