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Corey Zeller

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Corey Zeller is the author of You and Other Pieces (Civil Coping Mechanism, 2015) and Man vs. Sky (YesYes Books, 2013). He currently serves as an editor at The Ampersand Review.

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poem
The river is a fish
and my tongue 
is white paper
you draw
your hand on
and the sounds 
keys make
on the waist 
of a janitor
in an empty building
on the night of your birth
when the moon was
a live bird pinned 
to a girl’s chest
and the color 
of a beat-up door 
that hides a paint chipped 
life where we lick the