Pacific Gesture

Your roundabout reasons why You re-gifted yourself to the sea Slid through my mail slot nonchalantly, Sealed in a manila love tunnel, Like a hydro wire wearing One too many …

cars inverting on a road
Illustration by Connor Willumsen

Your roundabout reasons why

You re-gifted yourself to the sea

Slid through my mail slot nonchalantly,

Sealed in a manila love tunnel,

Like a hydro wire wearing

One too many birds for a Monday.

This appeared in the June 2015 issue.

Andy McGuire
Andy McGuire will publish his first book of poems, Country Club, this fall.
Connor Willumsen
Connor Willumsen makes comics and commercial art.

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