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Issue # 6 January 2012
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Jeff Jeppesen


The Stonecutter

The stonecutter upon first seeing the mountain
weeps for the granite perfection of it,
block on block on block.
Raw piles of cathedrals
and battlements.
He feels his skull opening and shifting.
Taking in the sight of the whole range, great
upthrust vertebral chunks,
he knows hes just seen the gently curled spine
of his sleeping god.