K. Lipschutz (formerly klipschutz) is the author of Mr. Congeniality (2021) and seven other collections, starting with The Erection of Scaffolding for the Re-Painting of Heaven by the Lowest Bidder (1985). He has also co-written over a hundred songs released by international recording artist Chuck Prophet. His Long Engagement: New & Selected Poems (1985–2023), meticulously assembled in conjunction with Brenda Hillman, is looking for a home. Current work in Cordite (Australia) and the Taos Journal of Poetry (Nov. 2023). He lives in downtown San Francisco with Colette Jappy and three cats.


Trigger Warning

Come over here.
A little closer.
Tell your big friends
to give us some privacy.
I have something to show you,
something shiny.
Come even closer.
Happy Second Amendment.

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