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We could sit in this room planning other rooms. We could discuss the discussion that we need to have. For example, there is a windowpane that needs replacing and a word that need not be said. There is a princess riding an Elephant to her wedding.


To whom should I kneel? There are some silver coins on the floor that belong to the waitress.


The coins have weight and shape. They light up in the presence of other light. It is more difficult

to locate the medicine, but it is somewhere inside the waitress. She likes its effects and the dreams that it helps her finds. It is her flashlight medicine.


To whom am I speaking? To whom should this concern? There are women dancing in a fountain, an act for which no one dare imprison them. They are looking for the women that they lost somewhere along the way. Movement ignores stillness’s questions.

Glen Armstrong (he/him) holds an MFA in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and edits a poetry journal called Cruel Garters. He has three current books of poems: Invisible Histories, The New Vaudeville, and Midsummer. His work has appeared in Poetry Northwest, Conduit, and The Cream City Review.

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