Air from Another Moment

23 Mar No Comments Geejay Issue 42, Poems

for Anthony Tompkins by Jim Pascual Agustin There is a room reserved for each of us that no one else can enter. It has a door that melts into the wall as you walk in, not expecting to find yourself suddenly in the company of photographs, scents, gestures, voices, skin

Ice 1978

23 Mar No Comments Geejay Issue 42, Poems

by Ivy Alvarez Ice travelled in sacks, rice husks clinging to melting cold, water dropping everywhere. Lola paid out with some old coins and the iceman pedalled slowly, blocks tied with twine slipping on the trolley behind him.             No more delay or excuse. She shaves and chips and scrapes, scoops

Typhoon

23 Mar No Comments Geejay Issue 42, Poems

by Ivy Alvarez rain is always soft here you’d never feel its spite know how hard it can drive stronger than fingers know that rain can choke you send you mad with its constancy its bitchy everlastingness © Ivy Alvarez — appears in Mortal (Washington, DC: Red Morning Press, 2006)

Watch

23 Mar No Comments Geejay Issue 42, Poems

by Ivy Alvarez I can’t have been more than ten. So I must’ve been nine, eight or seven. Running around with the neighbourhood kids, somewhat scratched and getting dirty. On my wrist, I had a watch: pink, cheery. On its face was a mouse. The mouse hands were clock hands.

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