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 Fathom Jan. 1997

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Inside Cover

 

Poetry

Mary-Kate Arnold
Jamie Reynolds
Natalie Meisner

Prose

Trevor Rockwell
Rachel Melis
Mark Anderson

Articles

Jamie Reynolds
Andy Murdoch
Andre Narbonne
Andy Murdoch and
Jennifer Reynolds

Artwork

James Matthews
Mitchell Weibe

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Mary-Kate Arnold

 

 

For Stephen, Who, While Working the All Night Shift, Entertained the Idea of Giving Up Poetry

-($50 Fathom Prize)

 
We two are poets
The unspoken agreement over
Strawberry yoghurt at the
Breakfast table

Up for 32 hours straight;
You’d been thinking about
The calling you missed
Should have been a physicist

Or maybe an astronomer-
Those scientists
They know where it’s at.
When you are old and crotchety

The telescope will be stationed
Permanently by the window in
The bedroom where you will gaze
Until she beckons you to bed;

Because you
(poet eating yoghurt after
pondering science for 32 hours)
Have kicked at skin softly

With more women than I can
count on these slim fingers of
mine and this is not the life
of an astronomer

 

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