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  May 2005
volume 3 number 2
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  Harold Lorin
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Melissa Fischer
May 2005
   

 

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

   

 

Kalahari Dancer

Touched without touch


Savoring lack


Sweetly


Mourning a possibility


This glimpse of a fawn on the edge of a glade


captivates


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