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GINSBERGIANS STREAM ON 
BY ANNETTA DEXTER SAWYER 
TRIGGER HAPPY 
BY KAYLA BACKER 
DOMINOES 
BY LISA MARIE PEREZ 
RITUALS 
BY DONNA DALLAS 
WHY CAN’T HUMAN BEINGS 
CONTROL THE WEATHER? 
BY ELEANOR LERMAN 
EVEN 
BY JENNIFER WHEELOCK 
LIKE FLEAS ON WHITE 
BY DARCY CASEY 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE
 BY MARTIN CHIPPERFIELD 
ISSUE 46 SEPTEMBER 2017
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Pieces clink together.
DOMINOES BY LISA MARIE PEREZ
34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 46

Pieces clink together

the primitive nature of these men exposed

Yelling and hollering curses

across a folding table

The old lady brings down espresso—

Cuenten Ahi

“Everybody count ten pieces”

Connect the fragments as you drink

over your own life’s rubble

Piece by piece

Story by story

Oye No Me Tranque

Don’t screw your partner over

“Cubana, you better know the rules”

This isn’t a game, it’s a profession

Only a legacy can take over

Abuelo Espero Que Estés Conmigo

I slam the piece, the sound

of two bottles clanking

“Now that’s a true Cuban”

Watch my partner

He knocks, then the other, and the other

I can go

The last domino fits perfectly

I win.

 THE 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE BY MARTIN CHIPPERFIELD 34THPARALLEL@GMAIL.COM