Issue 6: Dialectic vs Antinomy
A Publication of the USF MFA in Writing Program

crossings: fat boy

Valerie Witte

ferried overnight city to   
monumenting heat   
charred grass and skin drizzle   
as enemies or melted gods   
angry houses tile   
ceramic mother buried     
children with a tricycle   
and smoke only hinting, forgiving as dome     
perversed keep the skeleton    
remember transfigured bottle sake       bridge Kannon fountain   
pen clinging belt memento   
Phoenix trees exposed camphor, persimmon   
cranes decorate the stone               
                          lantern white turned streetcars running  
a stack of mottled needles   

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