Issue 7: Accident vs. Design
A Publication of the USF MFA in Writing Program


9 ROOMS INCLUDING 0

Nicholas Leaskou


6:   Of The Stopping Mind   


Spring
In the room on

The right side of
Winter

Seeks
Summer

In the room on
The left side of

His mind
Cooled:

An emerald
Duplicates itself
On the screen

Whispers his
Cradlesong:

Fade inside
Autumn’s room

                   




                                                                                            
                                                                                            

                                                                         

                

 

 

 

 

the one who sleeps

the four who hide 

the seven who die

dissolve

Invocation of

Fable IX:

 


the two who smile

the five who seek

the eight who

time

 

 

 

the three who weep
the six who shoot
along with nine

 

 

 

 

 

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