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

crossings: the bridge

Valerie Witte

eddy trapped neap tide veering to Farallon          
plastic bracelets tucked in the pockets glue          
 girls sever     eyes and cheeks crab feed          
liver rupture     salt stir fog          
of Alcatraz and Treasure          
Island    midair ankles    shortfall wistful       a rope looped          
black gloved hand grasping visible through rail          
palings, sunglasses      ironworkers masked safety          
goggled stand-by to repair   vertebrae snap magnets          
before barriers beam as nylon    chord   one          
look tomorrow   revisited  
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