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Mike Rugnetta reads an untitled Alyssa Berg poem from Ink Brick.

Mike Rugnetta:
https://twitter.com/mikerugnetta
http://rheumatictangle.net/

Alyssa Berg:
www.alyssaberg.com
Instagram: @aaalllyyysssssa

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My name is Mike Rugnetta.  I chose this poem because I didn't really know a lot about comics poetry before I discovered Ink Brick and this is a poem that really stuck with me as far as, as far as I understand it, what the medium can do.  It's just, it feels like it has, like, a lot of depth and there's a lot to it that feels really special and really particular to visual medium.  There's the way the text sort of changes and the placement of it.  Just, I don't know, like, it really speaks to me.  


Tonight
The sky is full of violent light.
Is it an illusion or is it a sign?
The moon pulls the tide
It goes

High/Low/High

(So do I)

Falling backwards feels like
going back in time.

I alone
Can't remember which way we 
went.  

And/
or why

Most of it is missing tonight.