Over the haunches of ergs
The stars, jeweled with light,
Shine down on nothing, but sand—,
Cast no shadow

Unlike Isha, final call,
Heard even here
Over evening nothing, and knees—,
Owning the perfect idea of a thing.


About the Poet:
Tim Gordon’s seventh poetry/fiction collection, FROM FALLING, will be published Spring, 2016 (Spirit-of-the-Ram P). Work appears in AGNI, KANSAS Q, LOUISVILLE R, MISSISSIPPI R, NEW YORK Q, SONORA R, BASEBALL BARD, among other juried journals.  He divides personal and professional lives between Asia and the Desert/Mountain Southwest.


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