July 6, 2022

The Sleeping Earth

Like two pianists performing the samesonata in different ways, predictionallows for surprise. So, last week’sblizzard came this week and maybewe can suffer next week’s indifferencetoday, the drifts and apathetic plowspiling it into corners, blocking passageacross the street, forcing improvisation,the path no one foresaw untilthe daily route was cut off. Maybe too the crescent moon will […]

Echoes in Sleep

based on the photo “Echoes Small”by Kevin Hinkle I can’t always tell which side of the grateI’m on. Others think it important to knowmistaking it for a cell. But the arcs and curls,casting shadows across the ground,dust the moment over in its iron beauty.Slow oxidation under the paintrewrites the sentence to mean: hereis the other […]

From This Soil

There is no other flowerbut this. Every tonguea petal speaking its name,every life bends to its kiss. Michael T. YoungMichael T. Young’s third full-length collection, The Infinite Doctrine of Water, was longlisted for the Julie Suk Award. His previous collections are The Beautiful Moment of Being Lost and Transcriptions of Daylight. He received a Fellowship from the New Jersey State […]