Issue No. 16, Spring 2016

Double Vision
Anca Vlasopolos

battlefield sun and night
sea grasses countless blades unsheathed
half helmet abandoned
fallen warrior horseshoe crab half-devoured

yet
ever-renewed peace terms
grasses swaying pregnant with light
waves breaking down thrown brick into fine sand

sanderlings small plovers a ballet troupe
rushing toward ocean in waves’ wake
dancing en pointe from crash of waters

each ever-moving element in place


Anca Vlasopolos published the award-winning novel The New Bedford Samurai; the award-winning memoir No Return Address: A Memoir of Displacement; three collections of poems, Cartographies of Scale (and Wing), October 2015; Walking Toward Solstice (2012); and Penguins in a Warming World (2007); three poetry chapbooks, a detective novel, Missing Members, and over two hundred poems and short stories. She was nominated several times for the Pushcart Award in poetry and fiction.