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soft telegram 


towers of sleep like tall smoke

fold, breathe in procession.

in paradisum on cheap speakers.


little sleeps with creepy hands, nubby 

like some highly engineered silicon

sponge-thing off QVC or something


touch things.

it’s shameless

and unnerves me.


stare down the nose of an F-15 tomcat. .

no eyes.

painted teeth and bleachy-smelling clouds. 


it’s very important to know 

whose hand you will hold

in the House of All Possible Snakes::

what snake is pure of anathema?

white-snake has no teeth 

only stomach



through the iris, shifting light 

reveals 7 towers.


Ultraviolet Tower 00

Pure Tower 11

Beautiful Tower 22

Strong Tower 33

Radiant Tower 44

Wise Tower 55

Complete Tower 66


bleating into the wind,

you have a lamb’s face, 

and the motion of the herd 

is changing your blood .


Dandelion Tower #11

plucked bald 

Tower of Talc #22

pliable as mist


a baby can drown in 1 inch of water in a five gallon bucket

my heart is wet & my brain is young



lonely 22 you walk 

like a palpitating heart

possible towers loom & fade


DELTA 5 is expansive and pure.

you pass through alone.


Fa       ta Mo rga    na 

ata le        Ma  ta Orga   n 

Ata    Mo           rg  ana fAta

ma      ta fat   e o      rg   na  rana

A+HRRA award summer 2023

The Summer 2023 Arts + Human Rights Research Award will be open to submissions this summer (approx. 14:51 UTC June 21 2023 - 06:50 UTC September 23rd 2023). The topic of the Summer 2023 A+HRRA is AI, Computer Logic, and Human Rights. 


th_Eroses, an arts publication, is awarding $100 for a work of artistic / literary research that addresses or concerns human rights in conjunction with this season's topic, AI, Computer Logic, and Human Rights. The term 'research' here is intended to indicate the process of creation, exploration, and discovery, rather than the compiling of archival facts and/or materials, although the compiling of archival facts and/or materials may be a part of the process of exploration and discovery, or a part of the process of shaping the path or direction of discovery. This is intended to be an open-ended premise, to support the range of work that may occur in artists' and writers' unique processes. 


From the UN: 


"What Are Human Rights? Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status. Human rights include the right to life and liberty, freedom from slavery and torture, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to work and education, and many more. Everyone is entitled to these rights, without discrimination."


Successful submissions may, but are not required to, focus on investigative, process-based exploration and material discovery. Successful submissions may couple rigorous (or subjective) analysis with documentation of investigative, process-based exploration and discovery. Submissions do not need to be factual; forms of literary fiction, subjective expression, abstraction, choreography, and/or non-narrative presentations will be considered as well. Submissions in all languages and media are welcomed. 


The goal of this award is to amplify artistic voices that inquisitively and critically approach the pressing issues of our time, to create a habitat where a unique form of creative journalism can thrive, and to provide th_Eroses readers with artistic / literary insights into key issues.


Please note: If your work is submitted and selected for the award, you consent to the publication of your submitted work by th_Eroses now and in the future. Not all submissions will win the award; there may be one submission chosen, or multiple submissions, or none of the submissions. Selected submissions will receive an email of acceptance and next steps. 


Please submit work to with "Entry: Arts + Human Rights Research Award" in the subject line.

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