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 Fathom 1992

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Poetry

Derrick E. Higginbotham (2)
KimRilda LeBlanc (2)
Sean Kirby (2)
Graham Touchie (3)
Julie Traves
L.M.
Ken Samberg (3)
Gina M. Beaton (2)
C.B.
Dana James (2)
Morgan O’Connor (3)
Alex Mason (2)
G. J. Munro
Stephen Saunders (2)
Steve LeBlanc
Duncan McCue (3)

Prose

L.M.
Adrian Vanderwiel

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Sean Kirby

 

 

Eight O’clock Sky

Scars of pink and orange
and shadows too long and thin to be human
are all that remain of the day.
The earth has been bled white
and the sky suffers the sun’s passing like the body of a
mother;
with dignity.
And surrender.

Scars are worn with pride;
they are the proof of sacrifice.

 

Little Sister

Asleep by my side, she could be dead
But for her slow, measured breathing
And the occasional twitch of a limb.
I have chiseled her body to perfection:
An idol of marble and gold
Clinging delicately to my skin.

I have given myself to this silent celebration,
This touching of flesh.
It steals into me like some beautiful disease,
Bringing serenity and understanding.
I will not mend.
I will not be cured.
I have accepted my destruction.

Behind her eyes,
Under a child’s summer sky,
Kingdoms fall to the ground
And the stones grow into the earth;
Among the ruins, knee-deep in centuries,
She finds her creator.
He is helpless and blind.
He gave her his eyes.

 

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