Poetry Issue 15

   Issue #17 : July-December 2012

Becca Jensen



The Chorus: I’ve Done Nothing but Contradict Reality from the Outset


      People think the imagination is imaginative. For example, the
      newfangled man took his nose into the air. People and their slender feet
      tucked between their thighs laid with dew. People,

      are wrong. For example, the imagination is the detritus
      of a reality firmly settled to a place. For example,
      the lamplight made fish scales of the wall. This cannot be

      overemphasized. For example, the disappointment came
      from the white feathered mouse-tail of his touch. Here is the thin-laced gesture
      of our quiet fate: night