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Downtown L.A. By Bryce Berkowitz tonight dolphins swim in the clouds, they leap my hands like mangled rainbows, for soot-smeared mountains when crackling fish bones my palms bleed, soiled bullets piercing maw, a drifting veil of heat dried skin, wound tight as a drum, wet with thunder & lightning in a cracked glass, blue oyster shards in buckled-up gutter feet, shoe leather in muck, fisted evenings, twisted inlets, splintered chip-bits of merciful horizon, tonight dolphins swim in the clouds tangled entwined in mire. Bryce Berkowitz is an MFA candidate at West Virginia University. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Passages North, Oyez Review, Oxford Magazine, Evansville Review, Kentucky Review, among other publications.