“Bibbed in Paisley He Reads Žižek Instead”

A new poem

by Natalie Scenters-Zapico
of pulling September’s steak tips from
a bag of peas in the freezer. On his lips

one hundred blue petals, dried flowers
from the bottom of a former lover’s vase.

He licks his fingers, touches the hairs
of milled tree trunk in each page.

We hope you enjoy this excerpt.

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Natalie Scenters-Zapico is from the sister cities of El Paso, Texas, and Juárez, Mexico. She is managing editor of Blue Mesa Review.

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