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Gotham

— for John Naglick II

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Dad,
the city is littered with color
our drawers are filled with heirlooms
and everything of consequence
so that you might be proud
the same is
as was:
one hand washes the other,
muscles contract with indifference,
and the worst in us keeps wheels turning
we are relocated
east of eden,
east of everywhere

— David Joez Villaverde

David Joez Villaverde is an alumnus of the University of Michigan who currently lives in Mount Washington. His writing has been featured in the Belle Reve Literary Journal and the Loyalhanna Review. He has forthcoming works in Uppagus and Apocrypha and Abstractions. His writings can occasionally be found at schadenfreudeanslip.com.

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