Issue No. 6, Autumn 2013

Refrigerator Poems

I will picture
languid purple death
and not be sad

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cry & let
skin heave
wind pant
chant bitter void symphony

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boil water
blood
breast milk
and crush the
luscious parts

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sing moon
then away
like a pink flood
mad beauty

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black apparatus with
whisper knife shine
manipulate my tiny moans
& urge the rust red smear


Joely Johnson Mork is a published poet who spends much of her time writing and editing medical articles (when not caring for her toddler son). She and her family live in Seattle.