October 2010

Wife’s Job at the Perpetual Alps Factory

a new poem

by Sandra Simonds
I work in the BLACK HOLE wing outside Bern (on a machine
that looks like a spinning jenny) placing umlauts over

the ‘a’s in war to turn them to ‘were which is why we who war
translate German into we were. I’m all for planetary annihilation,

all for pulling the big red umlaut-lever
down to make the final BLACK HOLE. Don’t like your house?

We hope you enjoy this excerpt.

To read the full piece, please visit our store to purchase a copy of the magazine.

Sandra Simonds has a PhD in Literature from Florida State University, where she teaches creative writing. Her first book of poetry, Warsaw Bikini, was published by Bloof Books in 2008.

STAY CONNECTED
News on Facebook Photos on Instagram Stuff on Pinterest Announcements by RSS Sounds on Soundcloud Exclusives on Tumblr Updates on Twitter

Subscribe to our mailing list