Mark Antony Rossi, Summer 2017



I hide collecting stamps
Like some men hide in the closet
But not out of shame
Out of tiredness
Explaining a hobby
That once took the world by storm
Now relegated to the proverbial
Back alley behind a game of checkers.


In the Dying Light


Please don’t wax poetic
About small towns
The only difference
Between them
and a big city
Is in a small town
they know you
And still don’t like you.




Mark Antony Rossi’s poetry, criticism, fiction, creative nonfiction and photography have appeared in The Antigonish Review, Anak Sastra, Bareback Magazine, Black Heart Review, Brain of Forgetting, Deep Water Literary Journal, Dirty Chai, Enclave, Expound, Farther Stars Than, Flash Fiction, Gravel, Indian Periodical,  Japanophile, Journal of Microliterature,  Kulchur Creative Journal, Mad Swirl, On The Rusk, Purple Patch, Scrivener Creative Review, Sentiment Literary Journal, Snapdragon, Syzygy Poetry Journal, The Sacrificial, Toad Suck Review, Transnational, Vine Leaves Literary Journal, Wild Quarterly and Yellow Chair Review. He is the Editor in Chief, Ariel Chart

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