MA|DE has several new poems (‘Extremophile’, ‘Minimal Surfaces’ and ‘When We Were Wolves’) in issue 3 of GUTTURAL magazine, along with tons of other amazing contributors. Here’s one of three — check out our other poems here
Water enough to withstand boiling,
bear enough to outlast the frigidity of space:
not adapted to exploit these conditions,
only to endure them; slow walking.
If a caterpillar met a manatee
on the eve of the apocalypse
and schemed to outlast everything
but the sun, they would become a much
smaller creature than anyone expected.
Creator of all things, incognito.
Tried to exert their will on it,
but it would not take shape.
So tardigrade becomes retrograde,
desiccating into glass and then
waiting for resurrection.
Our poem ‘Vertical Logic at the Crossroads of the World’ appears in Winter 2018 issue of RAT’S ASS REVIEW (read it here)
Our poem ‘Apocalypse Parrot Screams for Vengeance’ appears in POETRY IS DEAD 18, ‘Metal’ — 60 pages of poetry, essays, original art, photography and reviews, guest-edited by Carleigh Baker and David James Brock (click the cover to order)
BONUS! Here’s an image we created to accompany the poem: