itís the sadness
of sulfur, or
the fact that
suicides are just
statistics, that
makes me want
to love you, while
i still exist, and
fill in that empty
four-letter word
with all my blood
and breath

Jonathan Hayes is the author of Echoes from the
Sarcophagus (3300 Press, 1997), St. Paul Hotel
(Ex Nihilo Press, 2000), and self invented
(split chapbook with Mark Sonnenfeld, Marymark
Press, 2003). Recently published by Big Bridge,
Pemmican, and Zaum; he edits the literary/art
magazine Over the Transom.

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