GRAMMAR
What is rigid has its place,a dimming to come back to.What’s right is mutable.
Station to depart from, smokyplatform in the tiny hours.Condensation gathered on the clock.Pull the collar close. Leave conversationwatchful by the gate.
Gray as it is, the structure’s bulkremains for acres into the fog.
—Melanie Rehak, from “Self-Portrait as the Liberal Arts.”Photography: Angex Lin.

GRAMMAR

What is rigid has its place,
a dimming to come back to.
What’s right is mutable.

Station to depart from, smoky
platform in the tiny hours.
Condensation gathered on the clock.
Pull the collar close. Leave conversation
watchful by the gate.

Gray as it is, the structure’s bulk
remains for acres into the fog.

Melanie Rehak, from “Self-Portrait as the Liberal Arts.”
Photography: Angex Lin.

In the meantime there are common flickerson the lawn, words to whittle, friends to kid.In the meantime minds pose and puteach other on with drastic poise.And though the sun is lustrouson the snow, minds want to switch onevery watt inside. They want to rest their everyreason against the gusts of blank reposewithin their sets and make their blizard babies.
—Alice Fulton, from “Silencer.”Photography: Tom Hoying.

In the meantime there are common flickers
on the lawn, words to whittle, friends to kid.
In the meantime minds pose and put
each other on with drastic poise.
And though the sun is lustrous
on the snow, minds want to switch on
every watt inside. They want to rest their every
reason against the gusts of blank repose
within their sets and make their blizard babies.

Alice Fulton, from “Silencer.”
Photography: Tom Hoying.