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Special Section: Obsession

Editor's Introduction
Obsession Obsession


(Sung to "I've Got You Under My Skin")

Laurel Ann Bogen Bones Dig This Dream
O Grave Undertaker
root of this dream
be bone

Larry Colker Babe, You Are Always on My Mind
handing off electrical potentials
like rescue workers passing bags of rice

C. G. Hanzlicek Curse of the Starling, News
 'The starling curses all who long for sleep'?—
And now 200 million of them darken our skies.

David Lazar Notes for a Notebook Full of Questions, Good Idea
I had one good idea in my life, and it turned out to be a bad idea.

Dan Masterson Agnus Dei
She's seen that look before, coming
From older men...

Marilyn Robertson What Happened That Night
I slipped it off, like a nylon shadow,
my pale skin liberated, illuminated
in the moonlight...

Denise Roman Bleeding April
you came like oil fire,
melted the auburn of a vanished kiss

Charles Harper Webb One-Armed Man
...His laugh rattles like a three-headed
crow above some sulfur-swamp where everything inbreeds.


The fastest smack-down and most striking example of the Movie-Review-Turned-Confessional-Poem we've ever found.



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