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SHJ Issue 10
Fall 2014

invest in loss

by Hari Malagayo Alluri

there must be a contour shade on your back 
more pained than this: every morning 
in our old apartment the washroom door pulls open 
toronto winter, a cruel nostalgia. 
you join me in the shower. i remember 
we began to rush even that. 
now your voice on the phone, gliding 
like your walk, threatens to leave me 
only the middle line of this poem



SHJ Issue 10
Fall 2014

Hari Malagayo Alluri

is a community facilitator, co-founding editor of Locked Horn Press, and the author of Carving Ashes (CiCAC, 2013). His work appears in the following journals and anthologies, among others: Cutthroat, Dismantle: An Anthology of Writing from the VONA/Voices Writing Workshop (Thread Makes Blanket Press, 2014), Five Quarterly, Kartika Review, and Stay Solid! A Radical Handbook for Youth (AK Press, 2013).

Hari immigrated to South Vancouver, Coast Salish Territory at the age of 12 and currently writes in San Diego, Kumeyaay Land.

“...we have been born here to witness and celebrate. We wonder at our purpose for living. Our purpose
is to perceive the fantastic. Why have a universe if there is no audience?” — Ray Bradbury