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 Fathom 1985

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Poetry

Pam Heaven (4)
Lex Gigeroff (2)
Joe Blades (3)
Andrew Little (2)
Babila Mutia
Lord Byron (3)
Ajay Heble
Margaret Heneghan
Robyn Gladwin (2)
Sean Bedell (2)
Marin Acker
Thorn Wells
Shandi Mitchell
Moritz Gaede
Lesley Wilson
Jane Everitt
C.M.M.
David E. Ayer

Prose

Ajay Heble
Lori MacLean

Commentary

Elizabeth Stephen

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Marin Acker

 

 

The Back Kitchen

The cool back kitchen
belies
the warmth of the heated heart
and the simmered imagination.
There memories are sifted,
new urekas added.
Some blend,
are blended
to the music of the masters.

Others sour.

Thoughts, like citrus juice
acidify
baser elements of recollection,
erode
the erasable,
reconstitute
concentrated inklings
into notions for poems.

Percolation, transformation
the process repeats itself
in endless “kitchens”
in the light of morning sun
and premorn darkness.

The coolness of the back kitchen
interned
devours/bastes the broiling brain,
enables the hot/cold creativity of
impious/pious poetry.

 

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