From Alternative Fiction & Poetry (1987)

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(This first appeared here in March 2014).

Quite the interesting mag back in the day. This particular issue saw the likes of Bukowski, Ivan Arguelles, Lyn Lifshin, Norm Moser, Sheila E. Murphy, and, well, me, among others. I was thinner back then, as was my poetry.

no more than
the slow grace
of light turning

the leaf so
patient in the
air and colder

now that sense
of permanence unfurled
it is not

long to wait
as Wang Wei
said in his

letter I listen
for a sound
but hear none

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8 thoughts on “From Alternative Fiction & Poetry (1987)

  1. This stirs my recent “Zen-ish” focus … does not strike me as “thin” (well, a title would be nice …) Leaves me longing for the silence of no sound, wondering – if I could get back to 1987, could I find such silence?

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