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Dead Skunk Logo: round logo of a white skunk silhouette on a black background with the words “Dead Skunk” in cursive. “Dead” is neon purple and “Skunk” is neon yellow.

Glen Armstrong (he/him) edits a poetry journal called Cruel Garters. A Metro-Detroiter, his preferred pop is Vernors ginger ale which he couldn’t get when he studied in Massachusetts where the grocers’ shelves were full of some “soda” called Moxie.

Gray and red background, a tiny white wind-up plastic rabbit and tiny neon pink wind-up plastic turtle next to each other on the pavement.



I sustain myself

on sardines packed in mustard


while riding the bus.

I ruin my lunch


and maybe my chances

regarding your sweet kiss.


The distance, oh the distance

inspires, horrifies


and seems to triple

when I concentrate


on my pending arrival.

I will soon miss


even your absence,

in that it is yours.

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