By Audra Miller
(Bubbert’s Awards 2012, 1st place)
By Jordan Esely-Kohlman
Damn Decency! I want to live as an animal, marauding the savanna.
To shade beneath the acacia and find excited peace only when and where the
To feed from the tawny grasslands and rest in the hollows of concentric sienna and
To procure the lay of the land through deliberate exploration.
To find solace in the peach hillsides that languidly lean into vermillion valleys.
To discover that there is no edge of the world, only beautiful quirks and catenaries
where the beginning is the end.
To drink from time, the cool blue stream it is, and truly taste the flux of kinetic
To prey on moments and capture them with a swift strike of the paw of perception.