When a tattoo marks a personal transformation, or the reclaiming of an abused body, the tattoo artist becomes a healer.
I want to apologize for walking in
When the dog was licking
Your bald head as you lay
On the couch drinking rum
Straight from the bottle…
Most literary presses fade away when the founder leaves, so I cannot tell you how much it thrills me that AHP continues into the second generation.
If my mother had not been an alcoholic, I might not have been a poet.
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