WITHOUT YOU

made
first

your
pleasure

or
your

being
bound

let
your

absence
liberty

patience
each

without
you

where
your

you
time

will
you

your
of

I
wait

your
pleasure



BETTER BETTER

I
siren

from
within

hopes
fears

losing
win

what
heart

thought
so

eyes
spheres

in
this

benefit
true

better
better

ruined
built

grows
more

so
return

by
more

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Michael Schiavo is the author of The Mad Song as well as numerous chapbooks including Ranges I (H_NGM_N Books) and Ranges II (Forklift Press). His poems have appeared in The Yale Review, The Normal School, McSweeney's, Fourteen Hills, Guernica, The Awl, Drunken Boat, No Tell Motel, La Petite Zine, jubilat, and Verse Daily. He is the founding editor of The Equalizer, an occasional poetry journal, as well as Gondola, a print ‘zine.