empty beer bottles and empty banana skins. an open, half-empty and half-stale sliced pan. used plates and take- away boxes. nothing with lipstick stains. books on the table. a coffee pot, inside turned yellowing brown like the pits of a ten- year-old t-shirt. — DS MAOLALAI
DS Maolalai has been nominated nine times for Best of the Net and seven times for the Pushcart Prize. He has released two collections, “Love is Breaking Plates in the Garden” (Encircle Press, 2016) and “Sad Havoc Among the Birds” (Turas Press, 2019). His third collection “Noble Rot” is scheduled for release in May 2022.