'Operation No Compromise', a poem by Mark Cugini



‘Pipesmoking Whale’, a photograph by Askal Bosch. Reproduced under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic Licence.

Do you

ever look up and

wonder why the

sun is there? Do you

ever think the sun is

supposed to do anything

but burn us?

We love the moon

because of balance

and we love the

moon because we

can see it—it’s impossible

to look at a surface and see

the ways we’re dying.

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Super-excited that my poem about whales and frailty is now life at The Lifted Brow, because TLB is one of those journals that I never thought I’d make it into. Thank you so much Simon and Zoe, thank you you <3

Read the whole thing here.