Fall 2009

Edited by Blas Falconer | Amy Wright



Poetry

Soundings

Joan I. Siegel


Roaming this lonely neighborhood,
we launch time capsules encrypted
with diagrams of man & woman
the map of our address
binomials 
a recording of Louis Armstrong playing
“Melancholy Blues”
our ear cupped to the farthest night, listening
for a reply
                         like that whale,
the only one of his kind,
still cruising Pacific waters,
his tuba-pitched riff deepening
with age,
            unanswered




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