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Tuesday, October 07, 2014


by Howard Winn

Cartoon by kader altunova

He trusts in absolutes
because without them
he feels as if he were
walking on ice,
and could slip to his knees
with broken bones,
or break through into
unknown depths and
drown in the uncertain
deepness of skepticism
where ancient sea monsters
may swim, or not.

Howard Winn's poetry and fiction has been published recently in Dalhousie Review, Galway Review, Taj Mahal Review, Descant (Canada), Antigonish Review, Southern Humanities Review, Chaffin Review, Evansville Review, and Blueline. He has a B. A. from Vassar College and an M. A. from the Stanford University Writing Program.