Issue 4: Subjectivity vs. Objectivity
A Publication of the USF MFA in Writing Program

Out of the cracker jack box

Scott Malby


2.

The music teacher


I suppose is where

it all comes from.

Years of bad practice

and one day- music.

It's as close as that.

No tension. Open

but no business.


3.

Dance


My choreographer

is a dream

reaching for salt

and finding the sea


4.

Activism


Politics and capitalism.

A bride stripped bare

by her bachelors, even.

You steal their clothes

when you wear them.


5.

A breath


One breath.

All there is.

That's how

things started.

No system.

No argument.

A breath

into a breath,

kissing.


6.

Falling


Everything consumes

everything. A lie

consuming the monumental

in small bites

and being consumed.

Falls, over a cliff.

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