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2 poems by Jared Schwartz


Like boiling snow heaped beside the causeway,

they melt and wail in the petroleum silence,

teeming with empty and hair.

They were individuals.

The opossum with her seven children

and the raccoon clutching a can of soup.

Northport (after Samuel Menashe)

Three of four smoke stacks

Sighing white plumes

Standing before

The silent dunes.


Jared Schwartz is a writer from New York and a student at Brown University. His work has been published in Glassworks Magazine, North Dakota Quarterly, and FEED, and is forthcoming in Bear Creek Gazette and Broken Sleep Books’ Aphex Twin anthology. He can be found on Instagram and Twitter @jschwartzpoetry.


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