Blackbirdan online journal of literature and the artsFall 2016  Vol. 15 No. 2
an online journal of literature and the arts
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Mann regarded his man-selves. Drastically. Mann addled. Mann indigo.
Mann challenged by man-hubris and man-baggage sang to the portal in the
bathroom vanity. The dewlaps under his chins vanished. Mann the tiger
endorsed his man-animus, his man-shadows. Elegiac Mann raised his brow to
topmast. Mann down sang to Mann up. Mann out to Mann in. Mann
quicksand to Mann Aurora Borealis. Mann the old man saw Mann the boy.
In Jakarta, on the twentieth of May, whitening his teeth, dyeing his hair.
Mann loved himself in spite of the age difference and the language barrier.  

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