Hand-Me-Down God by Julianza (Julie) Shavin

We’re excited to publish this manuscript.  Why are we excited to publish this manuscript?  Read the poem below, and you’ll see why we’re excited.  We’re excited by good poetry.  You can read the full collection here free through WISH.

A New Coronation

There has to be a better hospital than this world
better beds and end beds finally sliding beneath us
white and welcoming, better sacraments
than getting our yellow jellos down —
There must to be something other
than the rubric of tubes and tears
a better balustrade
than supra-conscious parades
and their tinctures of tomorrows –
Yes, surely there is a better embalming
in Fall, a new Fall, – up, upwards,
with a kinder, blue-collared coroner –
something other than this
card-carrying clinic of woe with promises
like genetic-holed hearts, and multi-scoped eyes
boring into our innards –
somewhere one cannot possibly wish to
or lose the will to, kill the supplicant self.

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