Oct/Nov 2009

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Heather Styka

(These are excerpts—click on the title to view the whole piece!)

On Alicia Ostrikerís Theory of the Nature of Intimacy

My shoulders tighten
like a loaded crossbow
while I consider the consequences
of slapping the pear from your hand

White Noise

I often wonder
if he recognizes faces
or coats.

Amateur Astronomy

My father drives off at ungodly hours
in search of dark, open fields

Collection in a Studio Apartment

So many things can fill
a box