Issue 22 | Summer 2019


Buffeted                     rising   sideways

                    caught again
               without agency
                    at the will and whim


the shine at a certain hour these days
               on the frosted window
                    branches waving in a way that lets
            a disk of light
                 fall on the glass

could be the full autumn moon
                                through trees
               but it’s the wind
                    throwing winter shadows.

Filed under: Poetry

Deborah Fass author photo

Deborah Fass grew up in Los Angeles, went to Japan with a postgraduate Japanese Department of Education Research Fellowship (Literature), and now lives and teaches in the San Francisco Bay Area. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Chatham University, where she received the Laurie Mansell Reich / Academy of American Poets Prize. Her work has appeared in journals including, New Directions, Kudzu House Quarterly, The Fourth River, Lime Hawk, and The Clearing (U.K.) and in the anthology Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California (Scarlet Tanager Books, 2018). Her poetry chapbook, Where the Current Catches, won the 2017 Island Verse Poetry Prize from Island Verse Editions and was released in 2018. You can read more on her website: