Michael Peters


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in quills the storm petrels

   } the chronostic beak

the idea of death about the body

opening a Ryman surface

   —all the white space

before the bow } of its wingspan

the bin of localized meaning

frothy, hexed, numbed, anesthetized

white storms swarming to the lip of each black chasm

repeating its end

in the disservice of its own closure




excerpts from An Ephemerasi by Michael Peters.


More work by Michael Peters from An Ephemerasi appears in the print version of SleepingFish 075.