Back to Issue Twenty-One.

re: hydration



When they say that water is a staple,
they mean that it folds in upon itself
like science fiction. A landscape

flooded or parched or polluted—
leave the details to the guys in set design.
What matters most is the romantic

pursuit of what we’ve always held
to be our birthright. A lemon wedge.
Pucker up and take it like a man.


Rob MacDonald lives in Boston and is the editor of Sixth Finch. His poems can be found in Gulf Coast, jubilat, Washington Square, BOAAT, Birdfeast, H_NGM_N, and other journals. He is the author of Situation Normal (Rye House Press) and Resuscitation Party (Racing Form Press).

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