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Defenestration: April 2010

Apr 20th, 2010 | By

The wait is over. Welcome to the April 2010 issue of Defenestration!

We changed this year. New look. New format. We’ve been publishing columns, comics, and non-fiction all year, but now it’s time for the poetry and prose to explode from our virtual pages. This is the first of three Defenestration issues that will appear this year, and it’s excellent. We recieved a lot of great submissions during our first reading period, and we chose the best of the best.

Two Poems by David W. Landrum

Apr 20th, 2010 | By

It is here you’ll stay.
I have to donate you—
and don’t lay blame: you were the one
who became a relic, galumphed
into the dismal swamp of old desire.
You are a specimen, so don’t insist
you aren’t exotic.

Two Poems by Steve De France

Apr 20th, 2010 | By

Sitting in her garden
I resolve to reflect a positive life outlook.
I begin a spiritually affirming list poem.
I like fish swimming in a pond.
Birds are good—they sing a bit.
Ducks are decorative but dumb.

Two Poems by Danny Adams

Apr 20th, 2010 | By

Othello (Moor), Iago (scorned)
go at it in a Turkish war
but poor Othello doesn’t know
Iago’s out to get him so

“Downy Nights,” by Laura Garrison

Apr 20th, 2010 | By

The dreams
webbed and flapping, with beaks like orange shoehorns,
suffuse my head;