“They who have put out the peoples’ eyes reproach them
of their blindness.” – John Milton

the mystery & tender fury
we are seeking
our truth
and finding
our void

Floating one breath away
from the broken
our chosen vocabulary
is whittling reality
down to
politics and separation

Now there is only that
twist of precision
and the price of
seeing is silence
a truth we are
slow to learn

Megan Jones lives and works in Portland, Oregon. Her poetry and prose has appeared in a variety of print and online journals, including Clackamas Literary Review, HOW2, nthposition, The Bryant Literary Review, and Northwest Edge iii: The End of Reality. She is currently at work on her first book-length poetry manuscript.