October 13, 2017 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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Alejandro Escudé




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I allow the world to

Enclose me, a gas lantern.


Brass the sky, the moths

Bi-wing planes.


Somewhere outside

The lantern, the sound


Of a clacking typewriter,

The following night’s story


About heroes and glory.

I used the only match


After I was incarcerated.

I sit, facing the mantle,


Against the scorching plate

Of the translucent globe


Absorbing the brightness

Of the light before


It dims yellow, leaving

Me with the very last story,


Perhaps mid-plot or

At the edge of resolution.







Alejandro Escudé

Alejandro Escudé

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

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