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Thursday, September 29, 2005


by J.E. Stanley

after Langston

Or does it implode,
become a denser than dense black hole,
consume itself, the dreamer and all who venture near,
forever obliterate that which could have/should have been,
leaving us only
what is?

J.E. Stanley is an accountant and on-again/off-again guitarist from the grayscale suburban wilderness of Northeast Ohio. His poetry has appeared in numerous publications including the chapbook Dissonance (deep cleveland press) and the short collection Ink (Gypsy Lips Press).