AMP. Always Electric.

Volume 2, No. 1

A Triolet for the Vanishing Migrant

perfect circuitous cuts in singular moments
stitch every breath to those vanishing
how the exponent1 of paper cuts unfolds in speech garlands
perfect(s) circuitous cuts in singular moments
how the migrant becomes exponent
so while you stay silent the subaltern cries in
perfect circuitous cuts in singular moments
stitching every breath to their vanishing


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1
a) a person who believes in and promotes the truth or benefits of an idea or theory: an early exponent of
   the teachings of Thomas Aquinas.
b) a person demonstrating a particular skill, especially to a high standard.
c) a quantity representing the power to which a given number or expression is to be raised, usually expressed as a
    raised symbol beside the number or expression.
d) a linguistic unit that realizes another, more abstract unit.

Nawal Nader-French

Nawal Nader-French is an MFA candidate at Regis University in Denver and holds a BA in English and Secondary Education, as well as an MA in Curriculum and Instruction. After a combined ten years of teaching English, developing curriculum, and coordinating blended learning in school districts and other educational institutions, Nawal stopped working in education to pursue writing full-time. Her work has appeared in By&By Poetry and is forthcoming in Bayou Magazine. She tweets about all sorts of things here: @nawalnader.