#186, #187

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— Norbert Blei

summer suddenly old age

– t. kilgore splake

is back—

spring’s black eye.

– Robert E. Wood

around my neck
the knot
my father taught me

– Noel Sloboda

from LILLIPUT, #186, Summer 2012, $1]

Kerouac Atlas

He draws a star on a bar napkin
and says, “You are here.”
Then he flips the napkin over
“This,” he says, pointing
at the empty expanse,
“this is where you want to be.”

– Johnny F. Nickles

she suggests
I go for a bone scan
I had
black hair

– Frances Angela


The water in the bowl after
the flowers have been lifted out

– Dan O’Brien

[from LILLIPUT REVIEW, #187, Summer, 2012, $1]