As the sun melts the wax from my wings
I hear Peter’s voice rattling between
Drags off a Marlboro Red
And over the wind he says
“My boy, everything comes
full circle,” and, “how you get
in is how you get out…”
And I look down and see
Your face taking shape
In the white-cap sea. Two
Waves break on top of you. Erasing
Your brown eyes and opening your mouth;
I can smell your breath.
Zachary C. Bush, 23, is a writer of poetry and prose. He will be moving to NYC in December. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in journals like Ghoti Magazine, JUICE, Word Riot, R.KV.R.Y Quarterly, VOX # 3, Poet Plant Press: LUNCH Anthology (2007), Noneuclidean Café, The Commonline Project, Debris Magazine, among others. He is also the author of three forthcoming chapbooks through Scintillating Publications, Pudding House, and Kendra Steiner Editions. All three should be released in 2007.