The Brillantina Project

in arcadia

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it was almost the fourth

of July so I made a little

cross out of balsa wood

with a birthday candle

where it split at the top

when I went to light it

it turned into a Reaper

drone and flew out into

the green depopulated

countryside of my heart

 

my heart has six chambers

it crawls like a mollusk

I’m walking the streets

concealing my heart

under a Stonewall t-shirt

screaming You won’t do it

and singing Happy birthday

so sweetly and under my breath


Zack Anderson

Zack Anderson is an MFA candidate at the University of Notre Dame.

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