34THPARALLEL INDIE LITMAG MONTHLY DIGITAL & PRINT

Please tell me the truth, whatever it may be.

YOUR TRAPEZE SWINGER BY NICOLE MODUGNO 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 76

I’d seen you before. Not you, but every other West Point-to-Kuwait-to-Some-Other-Place guy.

I KNEW YOU BY PHOEBE BROSNAN 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 76

The first day I saw you I thought for sure I knew you. Not from a past life or anything, I just knew you’d be a guy who used to be in the army. You’d be from the south and wear a lot of button-down shirts in variations of blue and you’d slick your hair back and always have the back of your neck shaved. When you’d smile a real smile, you’d be shy about it, tilting your head down, in deference. 

The crushing burden of seeking knowledge, wanting great things.

BEFORE CHURCH BELLS RING BY BRUCE CROWN 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 76

Some men prefer dolls.

MARILYN BY CLARA JONES 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 76

Anna cradled her head in her hands. 

I thought your poem was wonderful.

THE POETRY CLASS BY ELLEN BLOOMENSTEIN 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 76

Your warmth filled me with completeness. Each raindrop is a memory.

DROPS OF YOU BY YUSAF KHAN 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 76


34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 76

THE POETRY CLASS BY ELLEN BLOOMENSTEIN, 

I KNEW YOU BY PHOEBE BROSNAN, BEFORE CHURCH BELLS RING BY BRUCE CROWN, DROPS OF YOU BY YUSAF KHAN, MARILYN BY CLARA JONES, YOUR TRAPEZE SWINGER BY NICOLE MODUGNO.