PF detail from Pierre-Auguste Renoir - Beach Scene, Guernsey (Children by the Sea in Guernsey) - 1883;


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R. A. Allen lives in Memphis. His fiction and poetry have appeared or are forthcoming in The Literary Review, The Barcelona Review, the New York Quarterly, PANK, Calliope, Boston Literary Magazine, Word Riot, Kaleidotrope, and others.



You can't trust everything,
but you have to trust something,
so let's make it asphalt, yo.
Stretching bituminously
through patriotic wheatland
past discount full retail
and Injun casinos
from Coconut Groves
to Golden Gates,
like licorice taffy,
we'll gobble it by the mile.


Wassily Kandinsky “Several Circles (Einige Kreise)” 1926