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


Christopher Misura



Let me tell you

Let me tell you

that you are the taste of September’s violet skies
caught in my throat at 21.

The sharp gasp
of an exposed silhouette
charging black into the Pacific.

– try it –
you said.

My hands are beaches
hugging coastlines of bone and flesh.

I found
the temperate cedar forest
in the clean fragrance of your neck:
the heavy incense of wet bark, ferns, earth

What remains of the flat smooth stones
I placed cold on your bare stomach.

Only a full Canadian moon.

A silver quarter
holding the tattered corner
of a page.

Behind shut eyes
the ocean is nothing more
than a metronome
keeping my heart.


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