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Issue 8: June 2021
Micro-Poems: 22 words
29 words
+ Visual Art: Photograph
By Jonathan Yungkans

Two Cherita


Landmark Nuart Theater: photograph by Jonathan Yungkans
Landmark’s Nuart Theater, Los Angeles

Copyrighted © by Jonathan Yungkans. All rights reserved.
Photograph reproduced here with his permission
from Facebook (6 November 2012).


leaving the doctor 

an old man takes 
his time crossing the street 

while I bide mine 
as Debussy 
arabesques on the radio


the best part of waking up 

the handless first sip of coffee 
over my kitchen counter 

mug filled to brim 
and my body a question mark 
slurping exclamation points

Jonathan Yungkans
Issue 8, June 2021

is a Los Angeles-based writer and photographer with an MFA from California State University, Long Beach. His work has appeared in San Pedro Poetry Review, Synkroniciti, West Texas Literary Review, Gleam: Journal of the Cadralor, MacQueen’s Quinterly, and other publications. His second poetry chapbook, Beneath a Glazed Shimmer, won the 2019 Clockwise Chapbook Prize and was published in February 2021 by Tebor Bach.

More on the Web: By, About, and Beyond

Lawful and Proper, poem by Jonathan Yungkans in Rise Up Review (Fall 2020)

Cadralor in the Key of F-Sharp as It Cuts into My Spine in the inaugural issue of Gleam (Fall 2020)

I’d Love to Cook Like Hannibal Lecter [video], read by the poet at an event sponsored by Moon Tide Press (10 October 2019) celebrating the anthology Dark Ink: A Poetry Anthology Inspired by Horror

Saving the Patient, poem in The Voices Project (18 January 2018)

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