about the author

Glen Armstrong holds an MFA in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and teaches writing at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. He edits a poetry journal called Cruel Garters and has three recent chapbooks: Set List (Bitchin Kitsch,) In Stone, and The Most Awkward Silence of All (both Cruel Garters Press.) His work has appeared in Poetry Northwest, Conduit, and Cloudbank.

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Glen Armstrong


Scales and feathers
float in the punchbowl.

Costumes drag on the floor.
The guests are drunk enough
to stop caring.

I was once a dinosaur.

Now I wipe my clients down
with something that triggers
these memories.

Love bottles half full
of cherry juice

and rain.

For a good time,
they used to call


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