Done Got Hottest

Tyler Gobble

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Say you love all the world         Optimism and stinky metal        Mud
in the hand        Three in the bush and counting        One Two Three Four
How many times can I say Sissy Girl is the cutest         The love of another
greater than the love of an invisible planet         The description next
to the photo said you’ll be here a long time         Five Six        Splat for a moment
but ain’t it true         True or untrue         I take time        I pluck the blades
The green end to end         I circle the planet        Earth thanks me
Earth thanks Uncle a lot        Seven Eight Nine Ten        Uncle never thanks
A bunch of wow made of sand and flesh and popsicle sticks
Crashed the car upside the room        Science        A fire escape         Uncle’s eye
under the little shower as it burns        When did we prance inside
Eleven Twelve Thirteen Fourteen        A miracle plopped for every bus
stop        I cannot believe we still have babies         I cannot believe
we still have babies         Still give them up         Give them rayguns and extra
batteries         How dare us         How dare Uncle of mine give up        Seconds later
trampled by his beloved belief (or crutch)         His dear widow        Nicest goat
on the country mile         Lovely in her black bow between the scuffy horns
Fourteen Fifteen Sixteen Seventeen         The rocks heaved over the fence
We survive the land under our feet         Six generations of this land is your land
This land is our land        This land just melted        Eighteen Nineteen        When did we
done got melted         Sugar cubes into the baked beans         The days of ice
in the red wagon         So cold it burnt         Baby comes out         Says what you
done to my wagon         pulling it up a hill         Pushing it down
I’m sorry said to Baby but I’ve scattered your pieces         The goat mulling
over the charge to charge the fence and goodbye this         Baby and goat tired
of the rocks         Uncle still on the way to dead with no cares         Say you love
Twenty Twenty-One Twenty-Two         Say you love all the world
Black garbage bag in hand         The green couch matches the green siding
He left the light bulb hanging         Two eras of Waylon         One wailing in
the kitchen         Macaroni in the pot         One shaking the shed         The goat’s bow
blown right off         Baby shivers in a dirty diaper         Baby and Sissy Girl
and Earth all learning to count         One Two Three         Four Five Six Six


ART: Zachary Tate Porter, Jeannie Vanasco

FICTION: Katya Apekina, John Henry Fleming, Lacy Arnett, Claire Harlan Orsi, Chantel Tattoli

NONFICTION: Emily Carr, Nancy Singleton Hachisu, Johanna Stoberock, Steve Wasserman

POETRY: Janelle Adsit, Ryan Bender-Murphy, Monica Berlin & Beth Marzoni, Dan Chelotti, Lisa Ciccarello, Christopher DeWeese, Elisa Gabbert & Kathleen Rooney, Tyler Gobble, Fanny Howe, Lo Kwa Mei-en, Nick Lantz, Matthew Lippman, Aditi Machado, Alice Miller, Marc Paltrineri, Christopher Rey Pérez, Allan Peterson, Jessica Poli, Lynne Potts, Dan Rosenberg, M. C. Rush, Ed Skoog, Cindy St. John, Russel Swensen, Emily Toder, Laurie Saurborn Young

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