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Issue 12: March 2022
Poem: 79 words
By Evan Vandermeer

At the Northside Pond

 
Because the real stumper is how much a night sky 
full of rockets 

looks like a jellyfish,

or how an atom

bears an uncanny resemblance 

to the cosmos, which itself seems oddly similar, 
when seen through a telescope, 

to a cancer cell

mapped and made visible

by something called “immunofluorescence.” 

Just now, for instance, the leaves picked up 
in a sudden gust 

and there stood my double, 
which for a blessed moment 
refused to disperse. 

Evan Vandermeer
Issue 12, March 2022

is an emerging writer whose poems are published in Grand Little Things, Analecta, Kingfisher, Modern Haiku, bottle rockets press, and Wales Haiku Journal, and are forthcoming in hedgerow, Presence, and contemporary haibun online. He will graduate in May 2022 from the MA English program at Indiana University, South Bend, where he lives with his wife, Megan.

 
 
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