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Telling the Tales of Many Names first name borrowed from a young man's crush on a tahitian princess middle name a french version of his mother's spelled in three country's tongues: maria, marie, mary mother's maiden name, magrino before the spanish imposed a ñ on its existence and the drunken small-town ontario immigrants, sons of stephen, and buried maki (finnish translated to hill

Keys, Cages, Causality words shot like bullets washed away by morning rain, moonrise reflecting on the lake, touching our shore. rattle the dust off our cages, fumbling for keys buried in bags full of memories, emptying everything on the floor then remembering how to travel through time. who needs keys or cages when the vastness of our lives is within reach? causality is not what it seems.

once here), kennedy (triggermen for capone, embarrassing underbelly of america's camelot), who knows what other names reside unearthed in this blood? a chinese merchant's junk, a spanish don's steeple, a polynesian poem? it's that space between sign and signified, that void within which everything exists. that's where the heart compels you, onto your feet, over the mountains, beyond the horizon, alluring until you meet and alight love knows no boundaries (borders are for soldiers)

Meredith Holbrook, “STOP war...” poems by Leah Marie Migriño Stephenson

Profile for Burner Magazine

Burner Magazine, issue 01 (September 2010)  

The inaugural issue of Burner Magazine, which aims to take the boring out of the literary and arts scenes.

Burner Magazine, issue 01 (September 2010)  

The inaugural issue of Burner Magazine, which aims to take the boring out of the literary and arts scenes.

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