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

 
              I am a fisherman myself, but all my fish become symbols, alas! —Robert Lowell  
 
rays fingering deep  
into the crevices  
of all things—  
hands that separate movement  
 
from the source no  
longer a ray fissures  
the gray sea from air, plucks  
 
not a fish but an image  
transposed wet-gilled   
to the page. It is   
a lot to ask  
  
these rays   
now fish now   
fingers feeling thick   
into the roots   
to distinguish such design.  
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