Electric Penguins by AJ Huffman

Decked out in full tuxed,
sunglassed, red-carpet style,
They practice for their paparazzi
moment. They blink haphazardly,
not yet used
to being the focus. Excitement
rises, temperatures
drop as their body-
guards are using blow
dryers to shrink bergs into cubes
for their drinks.
Clink!

A.J. Huffman has published seven solo chapbooks and one joint chapbook through various small presses. Her eighth solo chapbook, Drippings from a Painted Mind, won the 2013 Two Wolves Chapbook Contest. She also has a full-length poetry collection scheduled for release in June 2015, titled, A Few Bullets Short of Home (mgv2>publishing). She is a Pushcart Prize nominee, and her poetry, fiction, and haiku have appeared in hundreds of national and international journals, including Labletter, The James Dickey Review, Bone Orchard, EgoPHobia, Kritya, and Offerta Speciale, in which her work appeared in both English and Italian translation. She is also the founding editor of Kind of a Hurricane Press.

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