devotion is a full time job with no training and i’m a slut for romance. well if it sounds TRITE that’s because it is: powder blue fountain with mossy innards, poorly swirled mustard on a hot dog, pale overhead lighting – not for the faint of heart.

this is the litigation that keeps the heart pumping and how can you tell when it’s love…or who cares? chlorine in the fountain dims the coins’ shine yet they’ll mark the wishes made here last week


Christina Svenson is a poet from Panama living in Oakland. Her first title, dollop, is available on Nueoi Press and Today’s Special with Melek Zertal is forthcoming from Perfectly Acceptable Press.