Mai Serhan


;beirut[1].




glassless tonight/a city


with more legroom, we curl.

Heads at half-mast pity


the bins, the bombs, the girl.


With-more-legroom-we-curl,

talk politics, film, bins-


Bombs BOOM the g-i-r-l-


a sea ghost on a limb.



Talk politics, film, bins,


Things we can't forget:

a sea ghost on a limb

before a red Corvette[2]


Things we can't forget,

heads at half-mast, pity:


Before, a red Corvette.

Glass, less tonight a city.







[1]A semicolon should be followed by a capital letter only if the word is a proper noun or an acronym.

[2]2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe w/1LT

Price $71, 105

Custom duty $49,773.50

Excise duty $35,552

Total $853,962.605.





Mai Serhan is a writer and translator. Her writing has appeared in Anomaly, Oyster River Pages, Flash Fiction Magazine, The Writers & Readers, Rusted Radishes and is forthcoming in Swamp and Oxford Magazine. She is a Winter Tangerine and Vermont Studio Center alumna, a winner of the Lunch Ticket Twitter Poetry Contest, and a recipient of the Emerging Writer Award from Wellstone Center in the Redwoods, California. Mai is currently pursuing her graduate studies in Creative Writing at the University of Oxford.