Issue 35, Final Fringe

The Tamiami Trail (Mix): U.S. Route 41, Miami to Michigan

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  1. Two alligators pass each other and flash a secret greeting, like bikers.
  2. They stop for gas in Big Cypress Swamp.
  3. The woman who owns the station dishes about the best location to spot a panther.
  4. (Photo of old timey gas station)
  5. Supreme Unleaded is stuck at $1.95.
  6. Alligators fly across the land:
  7. Between two lungs, the alligator plants a star seed, a Starburst.
    Atlantic to Target: 4 miles
    Target to Casino: 13 miles
    Casino to panther: 5 miles (Don’t feed.)
  8. Swiss army knife. Cigar wrapper. Belly up, like a municipal bond (trader)
  9. Mr. Alligator slumbers or lolls or floats in the River of Grass.
  10. Acres are lost to suburbia. Reptiles war.Panther to Lake Superior: 1990 miles
  11. Alligators sing lullabies to Fords and other vehicles.
  12. Signs are (not) harbingers.
  13. Turn left.

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Neil de la Flor

Neil de la Flor

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Neil’s first collection, Almost Dorothy, won the Marsh Hawk Press Poetry prize. He is also the co-author, with Maureen Seaton, of Sinead O’Connor and Her Coat of a Thousand Bluebirds (Firewheel Editions 2011), winner of the 2010 Sentence Book Award and he also co-authored, with Maureen Seaton and Kristine Snodgrass, Facial Geometry (NeoPepper Press). His literary work, both solo and collaborative, has appeared or in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Hobart Pulp, Sentence, Pank, Prairie Schooner, Court Green and other fabulous journals. He can be reached at www.neildelaflor.com and randomly blogs at www.almostdorothy.wordpress.com

Maureen Seaton

Maureen Seaton

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Maureen Seaton’s most recent books are Sex Talks to Girls, a memoir from the University of Wisconsin Press (2008), and Cave of the Yellow Volkswagen, her sixth solo book of poems (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2009). (www.maureenseaton.com)