PoetryIssue 17 | March 2013

A Clip from Tomorrow

by Alex Greenberg

Who saw us sitting here?
Drunken with details,

slumped over like cheap
dolls on shelves. We’ve been

watching the same news
broadcast since Friday, and

you’ve decided that you
like short-women. And stamps.

And those final scenes from
Jaws where death becomes

something real and vivid and
red. Clouds burst against our

window like words on paper.
Blurring the rise of all winter snow.

Separating HUMAN and NATURE
like we would separate old magazines.

I feel like a large ocean.
Vast and inscrutable.

About the author

Alex was recently chosen as one of the 85 Commended Foyle Young Poets of The Year (UK). This is his first publication, and he would love to continue exhibiting his work.

Read our current issue:


Two poems by Anne Babson
Vignette, Townhouse, 9 a.m. by Troy Cunio
Night Becomes Day Over the West by Megan Foley
Yukon River Aurora by D. B. Goman
Two Poems by David Havird
Cretan Love Letter by Emily Linstrom
Holland by Rick Mullin
Fear in Kenya by Kristina Pfleegor
The Lounge Lizard by Ed Shacklee
Two Poems by Sarah J. Sloat
Night Flight by Vicki Stannard
Koinonia Farms by Alina Stefanescu
Thessaloniki, Four a.m. by Anastasia Vassos
Imaginary Oceans by Jason Warren
Two Poems by F. J. Williams

Postcard prose

It’s Salty by Kelly Hill

Travel notes

Anchorage in the Great Land by Karen Benning
The Value of Small Money by Megan Hallinan
Screensaver by Sandra Larson
Thirty Cents by Tommy McAree
Gokarna by Kate McCahill
Going Places by Rachel Miller-Howard
Susanville CA: Notes From The Road by Susan Volchok