Sept/Oct 2022 • Vol. XLIV No. 5 |

USA Today Says the Pacific Coast Highway is Falling into the Ocean

The Kenyon Review · "USA Today Says The Pacific Coast Highway Is Falling Into the Ocean" by Peter LaBerge               But in the dream, somehow, it was new. It was just us—just us down the curved tongue of California, and the faux wind               of the Mustang you rented, it made your quarantine hair a wildness               I didn’t think to capture until after it returned wherever it came from—               but the thought lingered, even—hours later—in the motel bed               I dreamt for us, down the throat of evening, once VACANCY announced itself, martini green, across               our faces, even through drawn curtains. The thought               lingered until the sun sputtered back into the sky

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Peter LaBerge is the author of the chapbooks Makeshift Cathedral (YesYes Books, 2017) and Hook (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2015). His recent work appears in Best New Poets, Crazyhorse, Harvard Review, Iowa Review, Pleiades, Tin House, and elsewhere. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Adroit Journal, and recently graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania. For more, visit www.peterlaberge.com.

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