34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE INDIE LITMAG DIGITAL & PRINT

Tell me that you’re boycotting McDonald’s.

THE GUY DRESSED LIKE FIDEL CASTRO BY MELANIE BROWNE 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 11

If I wasn’t married

I would take you

to a hotel

and order us both

a plate of

huevos habaneros

Probably even

get you drunk

to find out if you wear

your little green hat

when you go

to bed with women

much taller than yourself

It would be the time

to relieve yourself

of any burdens

you carry around,

to tell me that

you’re boycotting McDonald’s,

and why

everything you

own is in

a green backpack

The sun would be rising

warmer in the sky

I would barely have time

to get you back to

the airport

to catch the next flight

I thought about weapons. Gauchos always have hand tools and knives. 

THE AIRSTRIP BY DAVID MILLER 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 11

Down the airstrip where the trail runs through pastureland the gauchos are passing a carton of wine. I’ll have to walk past them to get to town. It’s all open here and they can see me approaching. I think about cutting across the field where the horses are. The gauchos would see me though. I don’t want them to perceive that I’m avoiding them.


34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 11

SO VERY GREEN BY SARA BASRAI, THE AIRSTRIP BY DAVID MILLER, DROPLETS BY AJAY VISHWANATHAN, FACELIFTS AND CIGARETTES BY DANIEL BEER, DOWN THE ROAD A PIECE BY BERNIE HAFELI, KAYA EVANESCENT BY TRISHA BHATTACHARYA, THE BIRTHDAY BY SARAH ILLIATOVITCH-GOLDMAN, BAD WEATHER BY RE GREENE, HONEY & CINNAMON BY TERESA DOVALPAGE, CATFISH BY JOE GRECO, LAST NIGHT IN PARIS BY KAT HAUSLER, FATHER’S DAY BY CHUCK BELANGER, FOR THE GUY DRESSED LIKE FIDEL CASTRO BY MELANIE BROWNE, ONE SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE SPINNING WHEEL DINER BY ROBBIE MARTIN, TIMING BY EVIE MCCARTHY, FENCE PLAYING BY COURTNEY LEIGH KIRBY.