Glass Poetry Press

Volume Three Issue Two

Chas Hoppe


The past is tidal waves overlapping from stones skipped on the sound father and son sunset silhouette in sherbet relief on rocky beach obsolete medium made relevant by circumstance and nostalgia It is old cassette recordings of the People's Choice Countdown at 10 mixtapes of rock star guitar god indoctrination tabs and chordbooks faded sticker fake-strat starter guitar's distorted dischordant symphony It is breakroom copies of People and Us employee meals at Dairy Queen trashbag tomato can lid emergency room thumbstitch trip purple Decepticon sticker illuminating sun-warped backseat videotape The past is making waves with power chords as the tune plays itself out.