Not For All the Anger in Fresno
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Not For All the Anger in Fresno

 Michael Meyerhofer
 Michael Meyerhofer
Not For All the Anger in Fresno
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Michael Meyerhofer’s fourth book of poems, What To Do If You’re Buried Alive, was published by Split Lip Press. His work has appeared more Ploughshares, Hayden’s Ferry, Rattle, Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, DIAGRAM, and other journals. He’s also the author of a fantasy series and serves as Poetry Editor of Atticus Review. For more information and an embarrassing childhood photo, please visit
Issue 105 · poetry
free verse ·  
Not For All the Anger in Fresno
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You'd better watch yourself, says the wind
through the palm trees along Blackstone.
You don't want to mess with us, warn
those clean bright aisles at the grocery store.
Fuck off, says the afternoon sun. What he said,
says the rain. Even the stoplights flip me off
and the smog-clouds palm switchblades
as they change from bunnies to sailboats.


  3 months ago
Rough neighborhood.

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