AFTER KUBRICK

the world is more
compacted, more


hard.  We don't
talk as much and


the streets are still,
unhammered


piano strings
in a closed


cherry cabinet,
long past midnight,


but in the end,
we kill ourselves


with music and
are glad of it.

          Sam Rasnake

TAR
SAM RASNAKE's poetry has appeared in numerous journals such as Poem, Literal Latte, Portland Review, and One Trick Pony.  He's the author of two collections, Necessary Motions (Sow's Ear Press) and Religions of the Blood (Pudding House). When he's not trying to master all the connections between Elizbeth Bishop, Tom Waits, and Ma-tsu, he edits Blue Fifth Review.