Michael Burkard
“Construct of a Building”
from Caketrain Issue 02

in the house there is a sideways k
and a sideways j and a sideways p

– each is about to be sawed off to
make room for other functions –

sideways because they are about
to be sawed some – not in half exactly

either – they are your application
and your supplication for emotion

of any kind – just take the dust
and the shavings with you when

you leave – will you do this to
night too, unto night

Caketrain is a literary journal and press based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Our interest is in bringing you, reader, the very best in contemporary creative writing, full stop. Our goals are for each issue of our journal to submerge you in a birthing tank for gelatinous language monsters, young masses of tentacular foci undulating as directed (in all, at once) by our eclectic stable of contributors; for each new book we publish to seduce and ensnare you, sometimes intangibly, always undeniably; and for you, reader, to be able to draw at least one passage from our banks that prods your mind with such precision and power that it feels as if it was written for your eyes alone. To wit and to whet, here is a snippet, a slight nip of our delicious lit mix:

Copyright 2003-2006 Caketrain Journal and Press. Rights to literature revert to their respective authors.
ISSN 1547-6839.

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