This map:


Strangers moved 

into the house

across from the cathedral,

behind the pyramid and bank,

and above my dead cat’s

shelf of misery trophies.


my stubborn bones

wet with muscle

walk to the desert to

a future primitive, but

brother says

memory is a direction.

I anger east and happy

to the south.

All my friends whistle west

to die for fun someday.

Their advantages include

but are not limited to

You go the wrong way. 

Bryan Edenfield was born in Arizona but has lived in Seattle since 2007.  He was the founder and director of the small press and literary arts organization, Babel/Salvage.  He hosted and curated the Glossophonic Showcase and the Ogopogo Performance Series. His writing has most recently been published in Mantra Review, Underwood Press, Meekling Review, TL;DR, and Plinth.  He was a recipient of the Jack Straw Writers Fellowship for 2018 and is currently the host and producer of the Hollow Earth Radio program, Glossophonics.

Here is his website: