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  You could have a big dipper   

Coup d'un Soir by Jason McGlone

We trailblaze,

cut brush, lick

fingers to feel the wind’s

direction, seek to achieve.

We arrive in a pile, struggle

to decide what is the next thing,

trade numbers and glances

before our ice-glass fingers disentangle

the vines that’ve grown

over our exit path.

We will, I hope, look each other up

one day, think better of it, &

close the window unceremoniously;

no need to ruin a single fond memory.


Jason McGlone's work has appeared in Potluck Magazine & The Metaworker and is forthcoming in Imperial Death Cult. He makes music under the name Mourning Oars, holds an MFA from Queens University of Charlotte, and lives with his wife and daughters in Cincinnati.

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