Fathom 2005



Inside Cover



Sara Squires (2)
Ann Leslie (2)
Jennifer Clarke
Patricia Murray
Kari Gunderson
Heather E. Thomson
B.D. Mitchell
Wesley Colbath
Brooke Gray
Christopher Misura
Robyn Goldsmith
Michael Kimber
Italian Stallion
Oghomwen Ehigie
B. C. Hackett
Deanna Foster
Jonathan Rotztain
Sarah Lofton


Jonathan Rotztain
Robyn Goldsmith
Sonjel Vreeland
Connor Robinson


Ann Leslie



Inside Voices

voices screaming implicitly:
the world is hard;
that we are mirrors
                   our landscape.

a background of bodies
imitating motions
of inanimate spirits:
the recitation of inner spaces
lost in between traces
of breathing
of teeth
         sentimental vibrations.

fake they seem
their laughter annihilates
this acuity
and i am left to wonder
the meaning
of why it is just

i’m so good at hiding
faces now­––
guess which one i’m wearing:
living framed inside
this poisoned painting
of life
of nuclear winter
      imagination gone bitter.


eye of the blackbird

the scent of dead leaves;
tombstones stare vacant faces;
the chill manifests air.

crows pose in still silver light;
crystalline stars kiss twilight;
shrouds of mist stain the night.

a blackbird perches itself
upon a branch in gloom;
its eye beholding all,
eclipsing the moon


[Erratum: "eye of a blackbird" author changed from Brooke Gray to Ann Leslie. Print version gives the incorrect author.]


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