Map of the Border

Map of the Border

By James Diaz. 

That night
I felt all of the promises
I had ever encountered
dry themselves out-
I was traveling from hospital
to hospital
promising nobody that I would be on time

I was a prime candidate
for the end of a movie,
my heart narrowed-
don’t worry, sometimes
deep humor lies within
the things we lack.


JAMES DIAZ lives in New York. His work has appeared in Cheap Pop Lit, Ditch and Collective Exile.

Photo by Jon Olav Eikenes.

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