• Vol. 03
  • Chapter 01

ocular justification

within this
autumnal gaze an
asterisk of winter’s
soon pivots the eye east
toward arid stares
and moments of
rhythm’s elegant whisper—

nothing here is a
hallmark of original
contemplation, but

more so diligence in the
temporal satisfaction of annual’s
arrival of depiction through

the language of weather’s syllabic

to notice is to have jazz in the openness
of hands’ dexterous beauty and

within distance the eye’s focus
regains what was truant during
rest’s anonymous visitation:

shape, or
the corporeal contemplation of
why the body only bends upon
the stare’s stringent articulation