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A Comic History of Bullets

by JOHN POCH






           Gunpowder first was used to make a roar
           rather than propel projectiles. In college,
           one can learn the typical calm of the Flemish
           national character wasn't much of a match
           for early arms and, thus, the armless blemish.
           If there were, in this world, any true aim,
           an inventor would go with each invention, but
           sometimes myth must do; a runaway Moor
           is linked to the naming of the snaphaunce. Dispatched,
           he fell from a chicken coop. Projectile knowledge
           has come and gone but mostly come: dud
           sometimes, sometimes fire and the end of breath.
           I favor revolvers forged, in the blue flame
           of horseshoe nails: a crafted, lucky death.





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John Poch's most recent book of poems is Two Men Fighting with a Knife. He is the editor of 32 Poems Magazine.




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      CONTENTS

     

      FICTION


      —Pigment
PAUL ABBAMONDI

      —Mystic Tryst
DANIEL BRAUM

      —Fly
BECCA DE LA ROSA

      —Chimaera Constant
ROB HUNTER

      —The Baby is Safe
MARC LOWE

      —The Fisherman's Child
CAT RAMBO

     

      NOVELLA


      —Faith, Hidden in the Hands of the Blind
MARK TEPPO

     

      POETRY


      —My Suicide
MATT MULLINS

      —A Comic History of Bullets
JOHN POCH

      —To Recover from Lightning, Etc.
JOHN POCH

     

      EXPERIMENTAL
      WORDFORMS


      —Geographical Curiosities
A. ROSS ECKLER

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