By Alex Rieser
mass and ball of crystal excuse
under light. record quiet
out of beauty. learn below but brought
out palimpsest, possible because human
climb amid quiet. inside mass as concepts lie
outside mind. came beyond beauty. lift
in laws, the ball of crystal.
record of madness cling
to voice. error take-off
amid ball of crystal. tangle or portal
lift outside mind. concepts have
madness and beauty attain
mind achieve against vision. light brought.
light and record brought
beyond mind. mass hover
between ball of crystal. lie. because learn
among mind, laws but error
enter among. portal learn
beauty of vision learn
through light. madness cohere or
hover beside mind as madness.
with tangle learn under mind. climb
among tangle, concepts hover
below palimpsest. record of portal learned
Alex Rieser (Issue 7) is the author of Emancipator (New Fraktur Press, 2011), and has internationally published poetry, fiction, interviews, and criticism. His newest works are forthcoming from 14 Hills and The Cossack Review. He currently lives in San Diego with his wife and two dogs. More at www.alexrieser.com.