February 12-18, 2018: Poetry from Ryan Quinn Flanagan and Komal Surani

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Ryan Quinn Flanagan and Komal Surani

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Ryan Quinn Flanagan
cyanogen_rqf@hotmail.com

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Ryan Quinn Flanagan is a Canadian-born author residing in Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada with his wife and many bears that rifle through his garbage.  His work can be found both in print and online in such places as: Evergreen Review, The New York Quarterly, Poetry Super Highway, Literary Yard, Red Fez, and The Oklahoma Review.

The following work is Copyright © 2018, and owned by Ryan Quinn Flanagan. and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.

 

The Difference between Being a Pig
and Wanting Some Pig

She asked me what men were after
and I told her I couldn’t speak for all men,
but that sex would be nice.

I knew you’d say that,
she hollered
falling back in her chair.
You men are all the same,
all you want is sex.

That’s not true, I argued.
I’d also like some
bacon.

 

 


Komal Surani
ksurani@umail.ucsb.edu

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Komal Surani is a Writing and Literature major at the College of Creative Studies in the University of California, Santa Barbara. She currently lives in Isla Vista, CA. She writes for The Daily Nexus, the university’s newspaper, and is the Poetry Editor for Spectrum Literary Magazine. She is currently working on her novel.

The following work is Copyright © 2018, and owned by Komal Surani and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.

 

Ablution

for a minute there
I couldn’t breathe
lungs filled with sea

water, head down,
drowning in everything
him I floated to the surface

my eyes are new
and I cannot even remember
what the world looked like

before he came along

 

Highway

my hair flies behind us
in your old blue
blue convertible

The ocean is bluer than your car
Your eyes are bluer than
the sea

My dress is bluer
than everything

 




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