Issue 1
Poem with Sudden Inspiration

Poem with Sudden Inspiration

for work
I lie an unextra—
ordinary life
for which
I seem to be
getting over

the last four
years contained
little beauty,
but that’s
in this world

whatever gives,
life erodes

in the evening,
I have this idea
to turn snow
into money,
the river
into forgetfulness

Patrick Riedy is from Buffalo, NY, and is currently living in Syracuse, NY, where he is working towards his PhD in English Literature. He makes chapbooks under the name PressBoardPress.