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


reheating fish

Joe Clarke


twenty seconds is not

enough time to think

about the novel I’m writing

or the poem I have to write not

enough time to call my

mom clip my fingernails wash

the cereal bowl I used

this morning just seven

seconds now wait six

almost down to five

just not enough time for

anything, really, three

just barely enough to

think of things I’ll do one

day when I have some time

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