from "The Scales"
Don’t scrape it off— these toxic
Wring sweat from the air
& the regret
that sticks to the teeth
& take this particulate
build a should/a could/a would—
Adam Stutz is the co-curator of the Non-Standard Lit Reading Series with Mark Wallace. His work has appeared in The Equalizer: Second Series, White Stag, The Cultural Society, A Sharp Piece of Awesome, Prelude, and Be About It. He is the author of the chapbook "Transcript" from Cooper Dillon Books and "The Scales", forthcoming from White Stag Publishing in 2018. He currently resides in San Diego, CA.