Swimming Laps By Arthur Sze

Swimming Laps By Arthur Sze Swimming backstroke toward the far end of a pool in sunlight— yellow flares in the nearby aspens— in the predawn sky, Mars and Venus glimmered— how is it a glimmering moment coalesces, and the rest slides like flour through a sieve?— how is it these glimmerings become constellations in a […]

Midnight Loon By Arthur Sze 

Midnight Loon By Arthur Sze  Burglars enter an apartment and ransack drawers; finding neither gold nor cash, they flee, leaving the laundry and bathroom lights on— they have fled themselves. I catch the dipping pitch of a motorcycle, iceberg hues in clouds; the gravel courtyard’s a midnight garden, as in Japan, raked to resemble ocean […]

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The Chance By Arthur Sze

The Chance By Arthur Sze The blue-black mountains are etched with ice. I drive south in fading light. The lights of my car set out before me, and disappear before my very eyes. And as I approach thirty, the distances are shorter than I guess? The mind travels at the speed of light. But for […]