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A Poem by Elizabeth Onusko – The Awl

byMarkBibbins?

Editor

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Rebelsaresinginglullabiesatthepalacegatewhenchildrensurroundtheking’sbedandticklehimtodeath。

Inthesquare,cheeringcrowdsrallyaroundaneternalflame。

Airforcejetsscrambletodispersecloudsandnavysubmarinestrollthedeepoceansearchingforbioluminescentlifeforms。

Pastfascinationswithvampiresaredecried。

Censorsspeed-readlibrarybooks,whitingoutmetaphorsforevil。

Theprisonworkshoptingsasinmatespainstakinglyrepairburnt-outlightbulbs。

Firefightersbattlingafive-alarmblazecryintheirhelmets。

Pink-cheekedandsweating,scholarsdebateinterpretationsofthesunsetwhilestudentscommandeertelescopestospyonquasarsandpulsarsandgalaxies。

Insomniacsoccupytheasylumgroundswithhundredsofmilkjugvotives。

Patientsstarefromwindows,certaintheskyhasfinallyfallenandthosearestarswrithinginthe?

grass。

ElizabethOnuskoistheauthorofPortraitoftheFuturewithTrapdoor,whichwontheBryant-LisembeeBookPrizeandwillbepublishedbyRedPaintHillin2016。

HerworkhasappearedorisforthcominginWitness,BestNewPoets2015,andSliceMagazine,amongothers。

Sheisassistanteditorofinter|rupture。

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Youmaycontacttheeditoratpoems@theawl。