Art Zilleruelo received an MFA from Wichita State University and a PhD from Northeastern University. He is the author of The Last Map (Unsolicited Press, 2017) and Weird Vocation (Kattywompus Press, 2015).
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Ten planes exhaled contrails, painting someone’s property lines across a sky we thought was ours. The sun surfaced, and a checkerboard shadow carved the city into hundredths before the lattice loosened and masked itself as clouds. Now we walk divided, with memory imposed upon the moment, rays wandering a graph of absent shadow, hoping to sidestep felony as we move through these unknowable territories.