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Issue 2.3

Fall 2022
Miriam. Fall 22

Miriam Borgstrom

palmed gravel

a landscape where the lambs do not sleep

and do not want to sleep / where lambs do

not necessarily exist and do not necessarily

want to exist / a landscape contained by

the many and their fished / fished with

prayer / fished with unnecessary youth /

fished inside the water inside / fished for

found and not found at all / fished her hands,

her not cold today, her not cold tomorrow,

her face unfocused / her face the face which

contaminated the landscape / where the lambs

do not sleep and do now want to sleep

Miriam Borgstrom's most recent work can be found at Monday Night and Dream Pop Press. She resides in Southern Nevada. Find her online at

Miriam's Book Recommendations

Wild Milk by Sabrina Orah Mark

Take Care Fake Bear Torque Cake by Heidi Lynn Staples

No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July

Maximum Gaga by Lara Glenum

Fish in Exile by Vi Khi Nao


I'd like readers to orate these poems, with lungs like spheres, eyes partially closed, and a small portion of bottled hate in their pocket. I was probably reading The Hatred of Poetry by Ben Lerner during the time I wrote this, but not simultaneously.

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