Issue a5 · 2012



Three Poems


by Parker Tettleton





Spelling Knees



A tank


the grievous



         I kneel

the morning






Touching Medication



I give to die

         in preemptive sleep

with pictures

         of everywhere

around me & you

         distantly in

choir with a favorite

         forgotten memory





My Work Is In Me



I am beside me

         when I speak

of dying & words

         do not

need comfort

         I do







Parker Tettleton’s work is featured in and/or forthcoming from Gargoyle, PANK, The Catalonian Review, Word Riot and Secret Journal, among others.  His chapbook SAME OPPOSITE is available from Thunderclap! Press.  His website is August Light.