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Art by Ann Marie Rhiel 2020

JITTERBUG

 

Robert Beveridge

 

it’s only a train

ride away but

we have to take

the boxcar

 

past the legion

of WILL WORK

FOR FOOD

laborers

cardboard signs

flimsy in the rain

 

we’ll hop off

at 40th, slip

into the alley

 

grab the knife

by its blade

use the hilt

to rap the secret

tattoo on the door

 

opened by the beast

with the serrated

fingernails who cuts

away clothes

and skin in a haze

of electrons

 

then fixes you a drink

 

 

Robert Beveridge (he/him) makes noise (xterminal.bandcamp.com) and writes poetry in Akron, OH. Recent/upcoming appearances in Red Coyote Review, Deep South Magazine, and Aromatica Poetica, among others.





Ann Marie Rhiel is the Assistant Art Director for Yellow Mama Webzine. She was born and raised in Bronx, New York, presently living in New Jersey. She reconnected with her passion for art in 2016 and has had her work exhibited in art galleries around northern New Jersey ever since. She is a commissioned painting artist, who also enjoys photography. Her work has also appeared in Black Petals and Megazine Official.




In Association with Black Petals & Fossil Publications 2020