Fathom 1998



Inside Cover



J. Lapointe
Colleen Shea (2)
Michelle Banks
Maud Alexandra Arthur
Jacqueline Martin
V. Combden
Mary Kate Arnold
Neil Dauphinee


Mary Kate Arnold
Michael Catano
Kirt Callahan


Neil Dauphinee



Count On Me

I know. I write such stupid stuff (and not
Very original either), with all
The syllables in their proper places;
But then, no one counts anyway. So why?
Why ten thumps thumps thumps (is that enough) thumps
With each martial line demanding no more
And no less, like a pinched nosed bookkeeper
Debiting my depleted account - o?
Why? Because like Malvolio to all
The maids and fools counting n their fingers,
It just does not work without a straightman.
But then, a whisper does not huff and puff.
Nor do butterflies land, but merely pause,
To taste each poetic moment, and then
Move along to the next well formed flower.
I know - I write such stupid stuff (and not
Original either), but count on me.


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