The last narrative

________________• never makes sense
________________• doesn’t fit
________________• nonsensical

may be too harsh

________________Authenticity is scarce


________________as a symbol of


Another ___________year

another ___________series

___________of dull

life maintaining occurrences

___________Do I have ___________to be

something else

_________________________________to be


As man

________________• I gain strength with the undisclosed
________________• I seek refuge in the uninhabitable



CALVIN PENNIX is an educator and creator living in southern California with his wife and two children. His first project, Grounds, was published by Argotist Books in 2011. Calvin has had two other full length projects published – Around/About (Differentia Press 2012) and On Reaction (Differentia Press 2013). Other works of Calvin have been published by Upstairs at Duroc, Unlikely Stories, Certain Circuits, Otoliths and Counterexample Poetics among others.