Song (iii)

I no longer have the heart to describe any of it. The cypress trees have been harrowed by the roadside. I am driving through a forest of cypress trees as though in order to reconnoiter with a version of myself vanished only yesterday.How strange and inaccurate the phrase: the sunlight was deepening around me. As if light could deepen. As if intensity does not already harry the edge of the iris.


Kylan Rice is co-editor and co-founder of likewise folio, an online poetry journal where he also hosts the interview podcast likewise audio and edits the chapbook press likewise books. Kylan has poetry published or forthcoming in Houseguest, Inter|rupture, [Out of Nothing], Ghost Proposal, ILK Journal, Gigantic Sequins, elsewhere and elsewhere. He is an MFA candidate at Colorado State University.