Steven Karl

& It Did Oh Yes It Did It Did


& it did make a separation a separation it made made a separation yes a separate separating that led yes it undeniably did it did to a separation that is it yes led yes to what it did & it did make a separation a splitting of inside & outside outside separating from inside by inside & outside it is meant or if not meant no if not meant then it is implied interior & exterior & it did it the death did it the they did it the bomb did it but it wasn’t a bomb  no no bomb no no abuse abuse of power no none of that no no not any of that they say say they bomb you know nothing nothing you know about a bomb & yet the interior yes the interior certainly made a separation from the exterior the exterior that on first glance the exterior was like all exteriors 


STEVEN KARL is the author of Dork Swagger (Coconut Books) and Sister (Noemi Press, 2016). Recent poetry and non-fiction has appeared in Breaking The Lines (Flying Guillotine Press), Entropy, Real Pants, The Volta, and The First Time I Heard My Bloody Valentine. He lives in Miami and teaches at Florida International University.