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Published: Thu Jul 1 2010
Diego Isaias Hernández Méndez, Convertiendse en Characoteles / Sorcerers Changing into Their Animal Forms (detail), 2013, oil on canvas. Arte Maya Tz’utujil Collection.
One Day the Will


says to call back
if it fits

in           to

my busy

There is a time
we [will] talk

His hair white and gloss as paper.

The veins in his hands; slugs plump with ink.

The paper.
His sign.

[             ]

Ryan Van Winkle is reader in residence at the Scottish Poetry Library and the Edinburgh City Libraries. He is an active member of The Forest Arts Collective, runs a monthly literary cabaret called “The Golden Hour,” and is an editor at Forest Publications. His work has appeared in Gutter Magazine, New Writing Scotland, and The American Poetry Review. He was recently awarded Salt Publishing’s Crashaw Prize. His debut collection, Tomorrow We Will Live Here, is due out in late 2010. (updated 8/2010)

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