by Dan Boehl & Carlos Rosales-Silva
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woods and had to eat iceballs for the water. They huddled
under the redwoods for three days before the hunger forced
them out and they stumbled upon a hobo camp. One hobo
brought them into the ranger station and they arrested him
for trespass. "Ain't that always the way," she said to the em-
pty kitchen. She poured some coffee, opened the Style sec-
tion, looked at who was getting married. She wasn't in any
of the pictures.
"Better than fucking assholes," she told herself, but that
didn't really make her feel any better.
knew she was losing him. He wanted to go see Claire's
plaything. "Oh, I am in this plaything," she heard Claire tell
him at the party. They were looking at books and talking
about movies. Plays. Puke. Movies. Puke. Books. Puke.
It's all so boring. Always the same thing about family and love
and murder and death. A kid getting beaten with a cord. A
chef who cheats on his wife. A doctor a lawyer a real estate
agent. Whatever happened to basketball? Sometimes she
wished he was into sports.
across the way and wondered how so many things could be
happening at once, all stacked like that into the sky. The
breakfasts, the fights, the TV casting a blue glow across a
man late into the night. How it all seemed important to
somebody, but not one thing meant anything to her. How
everybody should be a giant, but instead are tiny and drive
around in cars.
"The body part of the night?" he asked. It was the biggest
full moon of the century. Of the next eight centuries, but the
damn thing looked just the same. It was her time, but she
didn't care and didn't think he would care either. She put her
hand between his legs. "Yeah," she said, "the body part of
Dan Boehl is a founding editor of Birds, LLC, an independent poetry publisher, which put out his book Kings of the F**king Sea. He is currently at work on a novel about drug-dealing teenagers in Pennsylvania who just so happen to be witches. More info at danboehl.com.
Carlos Rosales-Silva is a member of the Okay Mountain Collective and Gallery and of MASS gallery. His upcoming exhibitions include various projects with Okay Mountain Collective. Carlos' favorite biome is the Desert. His favorite activity is watching the sunset. More info at carlosrosalessilva.tumblr.com.