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Issue 30, July 31, 2017
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DRIVING THE SNOWFLAKES


The machine hums, sings the powder into motion.

I am driving it; this instrument.

Disturbing nature.

 

She tolerates me, and never lets me forget,

I am as small as the snowflake,

and as delicate.

 

Through the crystal clear glass - I see.

There in front of me…

 

a warm thought, yet a cold reality.

 

Moving with a snake like motion,

swaying in the aftermath of the one before me.

 

Symbolism saturates me with each flake, and here I stand

outside of the machine, breaking away from the low hum that sings of …

 

Gears grinding and those tires slipping ice.

 

                                                  -Ivy Page 



 

DEATH CALL

 

Mom’s voice:

“Here, talk to your Dad.” 

phone cord creak and a sharp inhale

“She’s gone.” 

Father’s voice faltered

sobbing softly,

the cry of a child close to sleep. 

 

—I wasn’t there, she wasn’t there

 

The body that lay there,

remnants I couldn’t see.


                                    -Ivy Page




MOMENTS

 

The flames are the wings of the rustling mills

sprawled gigantically in new moss

too deep, feed me roses,

and sweep me away under your window.

Let me fall close to your face until I whisper

a forgotten song.

 

                                      -Ivy Page 




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Laugh more—lies on paper lilies and honey combs, while wine slips down to a dull roar of swoosh in pop-culture.  Development means the leak destroyed the conduction—electric stimulant.  I remember the smell of warm figs.

 

—tangible—

 

No regrets in a hometown, not here, there are children dancing in ginger spiced corridors, pretty stilt legged hippie, blue eyes with no stories to tell yet.  I could create stories in them, but we are playing fifty-two card pick-up again and again.  There is no forward motion and plans of “when” might be too far away.


                                                      -Ivy Page




File:Snowflake - Microphotograph by artgeek.jpg

Snowflake Under Microscope, Public Domain