I Wish You Well on Your Transmigration; A Comparison of Two Poems by Cerebella

I Wish You Well on Your Transmigration; A Comparison of Two Poems by Cerebella by Matt Ronquillo There is an energy that resonates when a space-cadet poet like Haggard and Halloo’s notoriously strange “Cerebella” decides to write about universal issues that her peers can relate to. I’m not strictly talking about other poets when I […]

How to Pull a Driver’s Side Door off a Ford Explorer in a Junkyard after You’ve Fucked Your Life up (Part 2)

How to Pull a Driver’s Side Door off a Ford Explorer in a Junkyard after You’ve Fucked Your Life up (Part 2) by Matt Ronquillo “Here I am,” you’ll sing, “on the road again,” having commandeered your father’s truck while your driver’s license is still technically active. You’d drunk six cups of coffee for breakfast […]

How to Pull a Driver’s Side Door off a Ford Explorer in a Junkyard after You’ve Fucked Your Life up (Part 1)

How to Pull a Driver’s Side Door off a Ford Explorer in a Junkyard after You’ve Fucked Your Life up (Part 1) by Matt Ronquillo For this to work, you’ll need to have a good CD already loaded into the stereo of your 94 Ford Explorer before you and Jose drive over to the Goat […]

Little Green Mannerisms

Little Green Mannerisms by Matt Ronquillo The child had pristinely flat jaws of swirling granite. Its teeth were intricately carved pieces of wood attached by hinges. I carried it out to where mom had the old green Plymouth Voyager overhauled with an LS1 engine and all the back bench seats gutted. A foreign viciousness glimmered […]

Review of The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues

The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues (2011) is an EP from the metal band Between the Buried and Me. Their first release through Metal Blade Records, it’s a science fiction death metal sort of concept album. And no, genre convergences like this aren’t very common if that sounded weird. Science fiction and heavy metal fans both share […]

Go Went Gone

Go Went Gone by Matt Ronquillo To the shrieking eeriness of a pipesong, I’ve transported from a pivotal point in the past into water falling. I’m Xing you onto a timeline to represent that point you’ll make later, calling me Crispy Crisperson and giggling from the bed while I warily settle power cords into crackling, […]

Fluxed

Fluxed by Matt Ronquillo Sounds of the young and upset: Twang-rang-pot-bang (tornado dance in the kitchen), like roof shingles sky-flipping in the wake of my orange sneakers I’m an amphetamine-snot-rocketing- counter-clock-wise-ass, redhead hair-whipping spiraling alone Aiming for purgatory, yet perpetually older, a flesh-bordered, fluxed enclosure, speeding through myself, yet (.) When you’re my age time […]

Metalstar

Metalstar by Matt Ronquillo Terror Creak is the name I took from a bunch of friends off six different dimensions. None of which had pens or the will to invent them. Hence this theft. I ripped them off. I sold our discordant scraps to Earth. They’re still stuck in days of incomprehensible screams. I’ve become […]

Viola

Viola by Matt Ronquillo A pioneer at forefront Once hanging from a hook in a void room Trying to fit abstract, revolving patterns into other ones Now thrashes perpetually in the wake Darling smiles cracked at skies receding Red dragging him instead of forward movement Toward all-revealing horror glimpses Vague as a state that keeps […]