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Kristine Ong Muslim photoKristine Ong Muslim has poetry and prose appearing in hundreds of publications, including Boston Review, Contrary Magazine, Hobart, Moon Milk Review, Narrative Magazine, The Pedestal Magazine, and Southword. She authored the full-length poetry collection, A Roomful of Machines (Searle Publishing) and the e-chapbooks, Our Mr. Flip (Scars Publications), Graphic (Sikworms Ink), and Smaller than Most (Philistine Press). Kristine Ong Muslim has been nominated five times for the Pushcart Prize. Her publication credits are listed at her website here.

 

 

 

 

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The Couple in Lace

City of Rivers

 

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The Couple in Lace

After Max Ernst’s “The Couple” or “The Couple in Lace” (1925)'
Oil on canvas. 101.5 x 142 cm. Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

 

Even your motives are transparent. Your lace-wife opens her legs, and we hear smut and tackiness flow. The antics of a tablecloth runner are impossible to take seriously. You smack your lips to incite a laugh, and we hear the crackle of dry fabric, the rumble of wind through your perforated skin.

 

 

 

 

 

City of Rivers

 

There will be no side streets from now on. There will be no back alleys where a wine bottle holds a drunk man by the neck. This time, we shall stand on nothing but riverbanks. Like landlocked savages, we wave to faraway boats as water laps at our feet, as water fills every bucket we carry from this lifetime to the next. We shall gurgle our prayers from now on, calling out to the god of rivers, same one as the god of skies and dung beetles.

 

 

 

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Author Links

 

More flash fiction by Muslim at StanleyTheWhale.com

Kristine Ong Muslim interviewed about flash fiction at Philistine Press

'Requiem for Industry' in Eschatology

 

 

 

 

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