Alex Rieser

of the ruptured cloud. Skin of snow
blindness. Skin of new birds
wholly arrive. Skin
that’s right about the feeling of laughter.
Skin of haiku mind.
Skin of watched unbutton. Skin
of a field of images—endless.
Skin of a fish rising
in twilight to catch insects in its jaws.
Legs only
that could go on
as I could.

Alex Rieser’s favorite type of car accident is two Hummers running out of Premium Unleaded before colliding. He is an MFA student at the University of San Francisco where he is the managing art editor and poetry editor for Switchback Magazine. His first chapbook Emancipator is forthcoming from New Fraktur Press. He tweets @AlexRieser and lives in San Francisco with his fiancé.