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Image by Ben Weber

[setting: yard

characters: self]


                so i am an ugly task.


                my gratuitous mandalas.

                my made of many loops.


                these troubled times. the looks

                on faces. the birds


                the lucky


                get a story out

                of this one.


[setting: carpet

characters: me n she]


                i’m sorry about your neck.

                my neck is a goose right now.


                your neck is a n —

                my beloved geese flew     

                the coop.

                the stain on your neck band — my

                it is brown like a very

                old sauce


[setting: table, inflamed perimeter

characters: so&so]









                 ≤  bag     bad bug               bugs re


                       ad badbug-digest ≥




                all l

                whe                  atinthemouth




                at so thicksuck they’ve               there border l     and!




[setting: white-wall window.

characters: limit surpassed]


                dawn falls slantwise


                like a cured


to a specified fate)

Image by Mehdi Sepehri
Image by Jason Yuen
Image by Mehdi Sepehri

[sarah] CAVAR is a PhD student, writer, and critically Mad transgender-about-town, and serves as managing editor at Stone of Madness Press and founding editor of swallow:tale press. Author of three chapbooks, A HOLE WALKED IN (Sword & Kettle Press), THE DREAM JOURNALS (giallo lit), and OUT OF MIND & INTO BODY (Ethel Press), they have also had work in Bitch Magazine, Disability Studies Quarterly, Electric Literature, The Offing, and elsewhere. Cavar lives online at and tweets @cavarsarah.

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