Issue 5: Independent vs. Representative Voice
A Publication of the USF MFA in Writing Program


Stephen Ratcliffe

yellow glow in sky behind plane of still dark cypress tree   
in right corner, planet in blue whiteness of sky above it,   
blue jay landing on tobacco plant branch below it     
puppet on right noting "I saw light run upon the ripple,"   
man in blue silk shirt making humming sound in the air     
woman on phone recalling "the sunniest morning I've seen,"   
light filtering through a blue silk curtain, shadows moving  
across pale blue wall     
                       yellow-orange circle of sun falling  
to the right of circular green pine on the tip of the point,   
downturned curve of new moon in cloudless blue sky above it  
-> from HUMAN / NATURE 2.5  

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