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Carlos Valentin III


Prophesy Who needs magic letter-counting or a network of psychic friends when the last poem I wrote was about seeing the face of God in the rind of an orange I had forgotten I’d left in a desk drawer the day before?

Issue: On Vision (January 2021)

A Drawer Full of Oranges Sliding forward, upward pucker soft and fresh, pore to first slick of spring dew.

Issue: On Vision (January 2021)

Ten Days Ten days a wisp of smoke from one ancestral strum to the next distant guitar on the horizon stark like a city sunset.

Issue: On Weapons (January 2019)

The Joyful Quaker After sitting quietly through her memorial service

Issue: On Heritage (July 2016)

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