VII: Poetry by D.G. Geis & #Henrycore* by Adrian Sobol

The Restrooms at Albuquerque International Sunport

There is nothing cleaner
than the restrooms

at ABQ.
Tile like skater’s ice;

forever sky
leaking stainless fliers

from heaven.
Blue was never bluer

or mirrors shined with more design.
Such ceramic purity!

Nested urinals
with open mouths,

calling petulantly

for their parents
to deliver the hour’s freight

of wriggling worms.


D.G. Geis lives in Houston, Texas. He has an undergraduate degree in English Literature from the University of Houston and a graduate degree in philosophy from California State University. His poetry has appeared in 491 Magazine, Blinders, Blue Bonnet Review, The Broadkill Review, Burningword Literary Journal, Crosswinds, Lost Coast, Poetry Scotland (Open Mouse), A Quiet Courage, SoftBlow International Poetry Journal,  Scarlet Leaf, and Sweet Tree. He will be featured in a forthcoming Tupelo Press chapbook anthologizing 9 New Poets and is a recipient of the Blue Bonnet Review’s Fall 2015 Poetry Contest.

Adrian Sobol is a poet and musician living in Oakland, CA., and author of the digital chapbook, Selfies with the Moon.


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*Editor’s note: John Berryman’s “Dream Song 14” was first collected in 77 Dream Songs (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), in 1964. The book would go on to receive the Pulitzer Prize for poetry the following year. Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” appeared on the 2002 Shady Records release 8 Mile as a part of the soundtrack for the semi-autobiographical film of the same name.

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