Did you know that beauty comes the death of the
world, a herald of the end? The sky that glows, in colors
both explosive and womanly, is in rapture. The warm
waters rich with death from across the hierarchy that we
swim in will flood our cities soon.
A rose fell victim to the devil’s flattery and asked to be
made useful and was turned into a cabbage.
My beauty is a weapon.
And besides, the devil is a fuckboy supreme,
patriarchy’s very own icy dicked independent contractor.
Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta is an artist who works within and between language and the visual. Raised east of the Los Angeles River, they live in San Francisco.
M. Mack is a genderqueer poet, editor, and fiber artist in Virginia. Ze is the author of Theater of Parts (Sundress Publications, 2016) and three chapbooks, most recently MINE (Big Lucks Books, forthcoming 2017). Their work has appeared in such places as cream city review, Cloud Rodeo, Rogue Agent, Menacing Hedge, and The Queer South (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2014). Mack is a founding co-editor of Gazing Grain Press, an assistant editor for Cider Press Review, and the monster maker behind What Is Reality Plushies. Find them at mxmack.com.
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