beaded trout

untied

if it cannot be untied
it is not a knot
same you cannot be
in bad luck

either you are in luck
or you are not
bad things happen when
you are not in luck

now you can be in your knots
unlucky or not
no matter what
love tangles

but if it can be tied
in such a way so as to later
come together
if it ever comes apart

& not break & not bunch
& not need be cut
you are in luck
it is a knot

Martin Hinkel


contents of issue 7

Sweeping Away
Rain C. Gomez

Semper Fidelis
John D. Berry

To the White Woman Who Told Me,
Misty Shipman Ellingburg

untied
Martin Hinkel

PRAYER TO THE LAST TIME
Kenzie Allen

washing dirt
Gary Gach

Busted
Linda Boyden

We circle the tipi one time
Juanita Padopony


Martin Hinkel Biography

Martin Hickel writes a lot of poems. He lives in Marin and works in San Francisco. He believes helping poets share their poetry is one of the best things a writer of poems can hope to do.


Permission to publish poems in this one context was granted by the authors, who unless otherwise specified, hold copyright on these works.