"abba poemon said, 'even if a man were to make a new heaven and earth, he could not live free of care'" *
holding fast to the handle over creaking restraints -- heaving upward just for thrill of coming back down to earth in one weightless moment detached from clenched knuckles a quiet place, gaze through disembodied blue shades for stillness in falling before bodies snap back standing dizzy, taking heavy steps
* The Desert Fathers, 173
Henry D. Brown is a poet and junior Religion major/Spanish minor at Carleton College, where he co-chairs the Democratic Socialists of America. He co-edits Dreams Walking, a literary webzine. His poetry is recent or upcoming in publications including Kingdoms in the Wild, After the Pause, Giallo, Cypress, and Neologism.