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Issue # 7 May 2012
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Bob Lucky lives in Ethiopia. His work has appeared in various journals and anthologies, including Modern Haiku, The Prose-Poem Project, Contemporary Haibun, The Tanka Prose Anthology, and Crab Orchard Review. One of his short stories was a Glimmer Train finalist this year. He is co-author of the chapbook my favorite thing (bottle rockets press), which was shortlisted for the 2011 Touchstone Distinguished Books Award. He is a graduate of the online bilingual MFA program at the University of Texas at El Paso.

Bob Lucky

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When Philosophy Makes No Sense

Could be there are many
false beginnings. Homemade
ice cream you dream of
eating but can't be bothered
to make. Kisses wet
and air-dried. Some things
we can't explain. I love
the hoopoe's dip and glide
dip and glide into
a landing and singing
songs in a language
I don't know. What
can it mean? The way
your hand moves up
my thigh raises several
questions that just have to wait.