Now That's What I Call Alternative Literature


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'NOTE TO SELF' BY MATTHEW SHERLING

I live so I can be nostalgic
abt living

so I can think
abt it later

or

someone is living my life
& I’m thinking abt it

when I cry I feel
a thousand hawks fly
into my house

& gather their squawks
into my stomach

when I cry
I have no ideas
abt crying

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Matthew Sherling lives in San Francisco, where he likes to create things. He runs an interview blog called Cutty Spot & an online litmagazine, Gesture. Among other places, his work appears or is upcoming in The Colombia Review, The Believer, Thought Catalog, Fanzine, BIRP!, NAP, Upliterature & Banango Lit.