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the shape of my poem
reflects the dimensions
of the paper upon which
it was written
I like to preserve that
kind of thing
for instance, this one
is kind of skinny
because I ripped half
of the page in my notebook
down the middle
to make a paper ball
for my cat to play with
I didn’t want to waste
the rest of the page
that was still attached




Dirty realism, grunge lit, creative confessions, spec fic, and assorted literary atrocities.

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Franco Amati

Franco Amati

Speculative fiction writer from New York. For published work visit or buy me a coffee at

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