Iowa Writes

ursa any

carlin meeting first in montreal
isn't frightening 2 me yet my lack
of worry over risks we share (viz. capital
or triggered trauma) has preoccupied
me most today & even in american
sniper i (a film on vanishing) tried
avoiding fixed eunoia w/ the bear
prize plushy bradley rifled for & won
yr humming girls just wanna have fun
now thru a wire to my ear it's like a gentle
morse code this sonnet & sienna miller's
pillow venting "if you go we will be gone
when you get back" retreat inside their stars you'd choose 2 vanish knowing
i will vanish 2? carlin what patterns are what's true of me for you?

About Iowa Writes

Since 2006, Iowa Writes has featured the work of Iowa-identified writers (whether they have Iowa roots or live here now) and work published by Iowa journals and publishers on The Daily Palette. Iowa Writes features poetry, fiction, or nonfiction twice a week on the Palette.

In November of 2008, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated Iowa City, Iowa, the world's third City of Literature, making the community part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.

Iowa City has joined Edinburgh, Scotland and Melbourne, Australia as UNESCO Cities of Literature.

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Anthony Cinquepalmi edits poetry for The Iowa Review & Friend-Loves.

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on April 16, 2015

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