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  May 2005
volume 3 number 2
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  home   (archived)
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  Aurora Antonovic
  Tom Berman
  Cristogianni Borsella
  Dana Campbell
  Tobi Cogswell
  Peggy Dobreer
  Francisco Dominguez
  Marvin Dorsey
  Melissa Fischer
  Steve Goldman
  Melanie Gonzalez
  Wendy Grosskopf
  Debashish Haar
  Matt Harris
  Paula Sfier Kattan
  Marie Lecrivain
  Laura A. Lionello
  Harold Lorin
  Christopher Mulrooney
  Dave Nordling
  Aire Celeste Norell
  Angel Perales
  Catherine Rajca
  Cat Risinger
  Ariel Robello
  Kate Soto
  Clee Villasor
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Melissa Fischer
May 2005



    Melissa Fischer is a poet, novelist, and civil engineer living in Venice, CA.



Kalahari Dancer

Touched without touch

Savoring lack


Mourning a possibility

This glimpse of a fawn on the edge of a glade


Bushman sucks water from buried

springs through a reed to store in ostrich

eggs for the miles home

Bushman balances a toe

on the tip of a star,

somersaults to land

two solid feet

in moon dust,

hooks his ankles

around the lip

of a crater scar of meteor

colliding thickened by unsympathetic

galaxial abrading wounded

flesh into reptilian

leather cord trapeze

Kalahari dancer swings through the stratosphere

to whisper in earthbound auricle, Be the fawn.

copyright 2005 Melissa Fischer