Fathom 1988



Inside Cover



Dor Arie
Gail Whitter (4)
Carla DiGiorgio
G. J. Munro (4)
Dorothy Gracie (3)
E. Sylvian
Gina M. Beaton (3)
Laura Beaton
Margaret Gracie (2)
Sara Holland
Litsa Tsuluhas (2)
Katie Brooks
Kathy Mac (4)


Kathy Mac


Carla DiGiorgio




Crystal clear wine reflects summer faces
Mirrors confusion each feels within
Crystal clear mirrors display all the traces
Of youth and old age in eyes and brown skin

Where does one find any fountain of truth?
Where can you go to sort out the pieces?
The quiet is lonely and empty and yearning
When constant companionship suddenly ceases

The clearest of waters are somehow polluted
The cleanest of minds are somehow so sick
The sounds of the walkways and streets are so muted
The air in the churches is cold and yet thick

The clarity of today will be shown tomorrow
Only then can I hope to see what is right
When one newfound friend comes to cautiously borrow
I’ll show him then what I’m writing tonight

Our lives will connect as he reads each line slowly
A silent togetherness; desperate pleasure
Rare words will we breathe but not pronounce wholly
The truth in this moment could never be measured

Sharing allows one to feel like the others
To notice the similar patterns we live
The clarity arises the day after my poem
When rather than searching I’m ready to give


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