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Poetry Issue #24

COFFY AND LA CUMPARSITA

By John Manuel Arias
 
 

tonight she feltches battery acid into his missing eyes

he wriggles like a baby bird

mid orgasm and blurts out I’ve just made love

to a shotgun because she’s

sawed off at the waist

he’s a magician

he’s the one who’s done this to her…
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*Image: “Drowning #3” by Casey Gallagher, 28″ x 36″ Oil on Canvas, May 2015

John Manuel Arias

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"Drowning #2" by Casey Gallagher, 20" x 44" Oil on Canvas, April 2015
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*An accessible version is available for use with text to speech software here.

By John Manuel Arias

John Manuel Arias is a gay, first generation Costa Rican/Uruguayan poet and crepe-maker raised in a DC ghetto when it was the murder capital. His poems have appeared in Red Paint Hill, the Journal, Assaracus, Sixth Finch and others. His debut collection of poetry, “¡I’D RATHER SINK–!” is forthcoming from Red Paint Hill Publishing. He currently lives in San José, Costa Rica with his grandmother and four ghosts.