06/22/2011

The ticking of my wristwatch
masks the shudder of my pulse
ten thousand sepia moth wings
wind in a paper cathedral

AUTHOR'S NOTE:

In junior high I read about the ancient Greek concepts of chronos (time as measured by timepieces, as in “It’s 2:00”) and kyros/kairos (time as measured by what we do with it, as in “It’s time to fly a kite.”). These concepts have stayed with me since then.

BIO:

Jessica Goodfellow's book The Insomniac’s Weather Report was recently published by three candles press. Her work has appeared in Best New Poets 2006, Verse Daily, and The Writer’s Almanac. Recipient of the Chad Walsh Poetry Prize from the Beloit Poetry Journal, Jessica lives with her family in Japan.
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