Scream By Alex Z. Salinas

Scream

By Alex Z. Salinas

A quick temperature check on social media informed Larry Rios that the state of things was like Edvard Munch’s The Scream. Uneasy and wobbly and murky, despairing; lots of loud noise, extraordinarily piercing. Larry considered the little he’d read about the Norwegian Modernist painter—an insecure wreck who’d almost drunk himself to death before a late-career spiritual turnaround. If that rascal could do it, anyone can, thinks Larry. Although, and he’s loath to admit this, screaming into one’s pillow is pretty freakin’ purifying. If you’re ever feeling hideous or lethargic—especially lethargic—grab a pillow and emancipate your throat into it.

Bio:
Alex Z. Salinas lives in San Antonio, Texas. He is the author of WARBLES, a full-length poetry collection from Hekate Publishing (2019), and Dreamt, a limited-edition chapbook from Analog Submission Press (2020). His short fiction, poetry and op-eds have appeared in various print and digital publications, including in Punk Noir Magazine, and he serves as poetry editor for the San Antonio Review. He holds an M.A. in English Literature and Language from St. Mary’s University.
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