Fall 2011

Table of Contents - Vol. VII, No. 3


Poetry    Fiction    Translations     Reviews

Roger Singer



Calm Waters

Breathing into a magnolia sweet evening
a cello weeps from an apartment;
late persistent summer clouds
flatten under an orange-blue horizon.

The air divides as the sound walks over
tired curtains and past yellow chipped paint,
descending to an alley absent of life,
garbage cans and locked back doors.

A hallway fills with music like an incoming
full moon tide,
wetting cracked tiles and stained walls.

For a moment the city releases from loss
as the strings from the cello
bridge us to a place of
calm waters.


© Roger Singer


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