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                aftermath comes to
                light that way.

                before the startling
                                of an overheard



                or fission-haired

                gives out entirely

you talk in your sleep .          the elevator doesn’t

hold together


between who we were there is an

invisible girl.

by Marco Maisto

Marco Maisto

Marco Maisto is author of The Loneliness of the Middle-Distance Transmissions Aggregator, a series of poems that won the 2014 Kay Murphy Prize. He attended the Iowa Writer’s Workshop MFA program in poetry. With Michael Chaney, he recently guest edited a folio of poetry comix/animation for Drunken Boat. Marco’s most recent work has appeared or will appear soon in Spry, Drunken Boat, Rhino (Editor's Prize Finalist), Heavy Feather Review, and Small Po[r]tions. He lives in NYC. Find out more at


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