Author: Kimberly Ann Southwick

Kimberly Ann Southwick is the editor of Gigantic Sequins. She has a chapbook of poetry out, every song by Patsy Cline (dancing girl press, 2014) and another, efs and vees, forthcoming from Hyacinth Girl Press (2015). Visit her website at & follow her on twitter: @kimannjosouth


music is a time machine today

yesterday the sky shared with earthlings a rainbow then a moon

today there will not be a moon to find

maybe in Cairo they can sing to the meteors though not here

 the sky muddy              the layercake light like icing

but back to yesterday              holy holy yesterday

i am a machine            you are a machine

want to get lunch


when you are searching for the queen

lower the volume           lower your raygun

blink                  wave                 blink again

don’t wave a second time                    the sharks

they can smell the blood in your veins but

when they look down all they see is themselves

they think the other sharks are their own reflections

the ocean floor once was a silver mirror that vanished

nothing has been the same since