Summer 2010

Table of Contents - Vol. VI, No. 2


Poetry    Fiction    Reviews   

Milla van der Have


The light-tight chamber (camera obscura)

The art of dying against the light is a simple one. All
one really needs is absence. You squint your eyes against
what seemed abundance and only a quivering remains.

You drop the mask, as it is, stand barefoot, take measures
against quantities you know. Factual, steady things, of
a familiar coldness. Properties you can rely on, even if

they never truly meet the requirements you set out for them.
In the end, they won't suffice, only this. A telltale knowing
of the way things work. In the end, what it comes down

to is mere trepidation. To hold your heart over nothingness
and prevail.


© Milla van der Have



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