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                     Since 1996 Volume XXI


                                      David Alpaugh


Since David Alpaugh created the “Double-Title” in 2016 more than 90 have appeared in journals that include California Quarterly, Gargoyle, Mudlark, Spillway, The American Journal of Poetry, and X-Peri. He teaches for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute  and UC Berkeley Extension and has been a finalist for Poet Laureate of California.
SELFIE…

Narcissus was the entreprenewer who tried
to take one first; but photography, being in 
its infancy, his underwater camera did him
in. Still, the shimmering image that thrilled
Narcissus was our species’ first attempt at a                 

Selfie. Thus began our war on ephemerality
that continues to this day; that Shakespeare
fought with his sonnets; millions via photos
they display. Horton’s Who said it for us all,
soft, but clear—we are here, we are here, we are

HERE…


from Spillway #24 (Tebot Bach, 2016)





























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