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


Jaime Robles

Can a stitch in time sew up

a tear in space, pulling

shut four dimensions into three?

Or two? Thread’s

slim line following transparent needle

then curving in tight around the edges—

seaming nothingness

into space colorless and iridescent as silk.

A stab of pain catches the breath:

thumb pricked, a globe

of red wobbly at the tip.

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