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

 
 
a belly-white bulb  
ties lighthouse to  
sea  
 
a moon shapes   
graphed seeds:  
 
tamarind or persimmon  
 
                   the body wants to be  
 
familiar
 
 
in the dark,  
the conical insists:   
 
a word still stands  
for something else—
 
 
and the wounded   
passages where I  
 
cannot complete, stitches   
between what hyphenates  
 
dawn cuts  
red-shouldered,   
 
I am halved   
over and over   
into   
 
the winnowing —   
light hewn   
clefts  
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