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Issue 3.3

Fall 2023

Annette Petrusso


When I wrote this poem, I wanted to play with the idea of telekinesis and how it would feel to use this gift/burden for the first time. I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t go well and have unintended consequences. What’s a superpower but a way to connect with other beings in

unexpected fashion.



Queasy from telekinesis

I didn't mean to do that

Symmetry is overrated


I wanted electrotexture connection.

And to tear the fabric of reality

into cows and sheep. Graze away

until I get this worked out.

Annette Petrusso is a poet and, by profession, a writer/editor based in Austin, Texas. Her poetry is inspired by cinema, art, popular culture, and the unforgettable details of everyday life. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Pomona Valley Review, The Raw Art Review, Black Moon Magazine, Thimble Literary Review, and Quibble.

Annette's Book Recommendations

Best Barbarian: Poems by Roger Reeves
Electric Arches
by Eve L. Ewing
A Fortune for Your Disaster by Hanif Abdurraqib
A People’s History of Chicago by Kevin Coval
Wonderland: Poems by Matthew Dickman

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