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Saturday, June 18, 2016


by Alejandro Escudé

the volcanic gunman     enters

laughter, banter,

the gunman

enters this club,

an alley to find,

a stall in a restroom, a passageway

Pulse— those who had to knock

a fence down

to make it out,

human lava spilling

into the rough seas

of America.

Alejandro Escudé published his first full-length collection of poems, My Earthbound Eye, in September 2013. He holds a master’s degree in creative writing from UC Davis and teaches high school English. Originally from Argentina, Alejandro lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.