Issue 9: Horizontal vs. Vertical
A Publication of the USF MFA in Writing Program


Sift to the center of fields
and begin to dig.
You are searching for God.

If you mixed grey cement
to pour the foundation on a
single blade of grass, I would not
crawl on my hands to reach
it, I would not say that I
had slept there, I would
not say that heat curled fallen
leaves like a cat in your

I had a dream and fields
are on fire.

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