The bad little brother of the Aurorean

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[one_half last=”no” class=”” id=””]Jake Tringali[/one_half]

[one_half last=”yes” class=”” id=””]WINTER 2016[/one_half]

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ignore alien orders

it helped stop / the feelings
when i wrapped the silver coated / skull cap around my head
the signal was blocked and I felt / myself again
and you were skeptical / no, you’re wrong

inside the train is the worst / they can hear me
strangely / i can’t stop pleading for them to listen
my sensitivity heightened / at a lower depth
bulleting through the bustling city / a million stories and frequencies
i am grounded / underground

magnetic shielding calms me / the world shifts back and slows
the radio waves bounce right off / up to 35 decibels
and the wrist strap works best / under aquarius
headaches are just a symptom / a broken echo
when did you hear that / oh, it’s best left unsaid

300% more ionization / my schedule is off
to sleep under a faraday cage / would free my spirits
they can hear / from very, very, very far away

bugs permeate my tissue cultures / i know how things work
microwaves are lesser bugs / allied to the government

the van allens / shield poison whispers
but wireless radiation / transports thoughts as a butterfly
tin foil is only for my sandwich / no, you’re wrong


[highlight color=”” rounded=”no” class=”” id=””]Jake Tringali:[/highlight] Born in Boston. Lived up and down the East Coast, and then up and down the West Coast, and currently in Los Angeles. Runs rad restaurants. Thrives in a habitat of bars, punk rock shows, and a sprinkling of burlesque performers. Since July 2014, publications include The Manhattanville Review, Oddball Magazine, Rio Grande Review, The Commonline Journal, Apeiron Review, Catch & Release, Boston Poetry Magazine, and others.

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