AMP. Always Electric.

Volume 2, No. 1

Traffic in Indie Circles

–for Rafael Ibay and Kelly Spence

When the class is done there’s always a drive
and, just like they were in Illinois’ chill,
every transmission pole is an Eiffel,
heads on door glass, freeway eyes.
The lines carry so much warm charge, alive
with so much power, those underneath will
have to get clear. Instead, we keep back, fill
ourselves with clouds made of paint, a salve
so we never burn, stand, like a child
tattooed to an arm, in green pajamas,
looking at a whole planet a balloon
can be, held in orbit by string, wild
cobalt, a humming of the universe.
We thrash to local sound. We glow, full moons.

Adam Deutsch

Adam Deutsch lives in San Diego, teaches college composition and writing, and has work recently or forthcoming in Across the Margin, Thrush, Poetry International, Ping Pong and Typo. Additionally, he’s authored a chapbook, Carry On, from H_NGM_N Books. He is a graduate of Hofstra University, earning his BA in 2012 and MA in 2015, both in English.