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Saturday, April 26, 2014


by Steven Alvarez

Image source: Mexington, Kentucky

favors busy fifty-two distraction
doing everything i have to get--
they don’t have to figure out what it feels like--
stands for—but don’t want--
fits that their face prison expansions--
let their dreams . . .
partly  . . . bc
analogy for
a march to downtown mexington is going to be forty miles on saturday . . .
over & see
how we can be in getting media--
tonight—say yes on its own supporters--
symbol that it takes to get the treatment that
hand unwilling to respect—i
united it--
carports please or abt this
last two days but we don’t know
in the coming days--
incident did
just as much support as we’ve seen so far . . .
arms up--
to what it takes--
responses voted for that matter--
going to be a response—is that
the thing that’s been going on--
word for word deportations over
the king & finding the . . . here . . .
happy here at the back--
it’s so much easier to go on phone . . .
out . . . these . . . deportables . . .  in mind

Steven Alvarez is an Assistant Professor of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies at the University of Kentucky. He is the author of the novels in verse The Pocho Codex and The Xicano Genome, both published by Editorial Paroxismo. His chapbook Six Poems from the Codex Mojaodicus won the 2013 Rane Arroyo Prize sponsored by Seven Kitchens Press.