Issue 9: Horizontal vs. Vertical
A Publication of the USF MFA in Writing Program


Rick D'Elia

The days when the boys, with wine soaked teeth watching porchlamps quit, keeping their lapels

pressed tight, trying their best not to shudder down tenement stairs may come again. The clutch sticks

and struggles while the transmission rattles down Fellsway West crossing the bridge creaking with

sunset. Maybe this time lust will buckle. 

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