in quills the storm petrels
} the chronostic beak
the idea of death about the body
opening a Ryman surface
—all the white space
before the bow } of its wingspan
the bin of localized meaning
frothy, hexed, numbed, anesthetized
white storms swarming to the lip of each black chasm
repeating its end
in the disservice of its own closure
excerpts from An Ephemerasi by Michael Peters.
More work by Michael Peters from An Ephemerasi appears in the print version of SleepingFish 075.