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What He Saw in the Desert


What lies before you
are the words written.

As, some say belief passes
from the abyss to the page,

cold as iron; the swift gallop
of the Arabian mare.

Belief softens the echo of time —
an amethyst dagger to direct

an assemblage of light. To err,
I speak of the desert, its stone

set in time, to also its passage:
through the throat of the dark.

Kevin Finn

Kevin Finn is is the author of the collection Sea of Dust (Six Gallery Press) and the chapbook, Exit Wounds (Amsterdam Press). Finn currently resides in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh.

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