Illustration by Michael David Howse

Resistance by Mark J. Mitchell

Illustration by Michael David Howse
Illustration by Michael David Howse


                                    Your television
is a blue vibration

and food is memory
that eats itself.

Tomorrow misses you
already. Do not call there.

Don’t let the circuit
swallow you like silver.

On the screen a blonde
woman is about to be kissed.

About the Author

KC Monarchs

Mark J. Mitchell’s latest novel, The Magic War just appeared from Loose Leaves Publishing. He studied writing at UC Santa Cruz under Raymond Carver and George Hitchcock. His work has appeared in the several anthologies and hundreds of periodicals. Three of his chapbooks— Three Visitors, Lent, 1999, and Artifacts and Relics—and the novel, Knight Prisoner are available through Amazon and Barnes and Noble..  He lives with his wife Joan Juster and makes a living pointing out pretty things in San Francisco.

About the Illustrator


You can find more of Michael’s amazing art on Instagram.

Resistance  is one of the many amazing poems from the upcoming edition of the literary collection The Machinery.

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