Zachary Forrest

Carl Solomon! I am with you in Rockland where you're madder than I am. I am with you in Rockland where you must feel strange.


I still remember the first time I heard Control by Pedro the Lion. I was in the back seat of a car, being driven by my friend Cory. I was sitting next to the girlfriend I had just broken…


In photographs

Code Is Kung Fu

My LinkedIn is inundated with companies looking for developer rockstars. They’ll actually use that exact phrase, even though the meaning thereof is quite subjective. I’m not…

The User’s Choice?

Using my iPhone 5, the above screenshot is what I see when I visit using Safari. I’m given three choices:

  1. Install Tumblr

Publications edited by Zachary Forrest

Poor attempts at poetry.


I grew up in the Midwest. And in the Midwest, chances are you will meet people with one of two opinions about California. One type of person has lived in California for some length…


It wasn’t until a few days ago that I had ever heard the name of Aaron Swartz. And I have no excuse, save that the Internet is a big place. I should have known who he was. And now…

My Wife, The Gorgon

No one talks about it, but my wife is the last
of the chthonic female sisters, born to replace Medusa
after Perseus cut her snake infested head off.

December Albuquerque

In Old Town, the lamp post shines like a moon tonight,
until you really notice the moon. Until you notice the Nativity
is missing a baby, and the sweet likenesses of…

The Dinner of Her Skin

The bitch wreaked of lavender and some mint,
wisps of marigold,
then faint trails
of hibiscus.

Augurs & Auspices on the 101

after Matthew Zapruder

When the NPR anchorwoman tells me
The sewers run red with blood, I am sure,
for an infinitesimal shred of a moment…

Jesus H. Christ

We were all rich fiends, stumbling drunk on State Street,
clothed in our Icebreaker shirts and worn jeans,
our expensive jackets. We took a man, one of the
homeless ones, and…