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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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