II: Poetry by James Diaz & Photography by Natalia Drepina
To The Jailer Who Stole My Fedora
I nearly froze
my head off daydreaming
I was spinning
in your closet
as you doused me in flame
what I licked
I was allowed to keep
every inch of your dumb dick
and blind as I fizzled
in your violating canteen
this is the reason
you keep me like a buzzard in a cage
but I eat the train you were riding in on.
James Diaz resides in upstate NY, spending his time writing poetry as if his life depends on it, because it does. His forms of survival can be read online at Cheap Pop Lit, Chronogram, Ditch, My Favorite Bullet, and The Voices Project.
Natalia Drepina, born 1989, is a photographer, poet, and composer/videographer from Lipetsk, Russia. Her work has been featured in a number of specialty journals and small press ‘zines, including Anathema, Beautiful Bizarre, Bleaq, Flesh and Bone, Folio, Literary Orphans, and ND Magazine. She has also been the subject of online interviews at All Black Magazine, Biophiliart, and Les Éditions du Faune. To learn more about Natalia and her art for fragile, wounded souls please visit her Facebook, along with her Art Diary at Tumblr.