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"Mosses and other small beings issue an invitation to dwell for a time right at the limits of ordinary perception. All it requires of us is attentiveness. Look in a certain way and a whole new world can be revealed." – Robin Wall Kimmerer, Gathering Moss
On the morning of August 4, 1892 in Fall River, MA, Lizzie Andrew Borden, 32 years of age, allegedly hacked her step-mother Abby and father Andrew to death with a hatchet (the weapon never found). Despite no other suspects emerging, Borden was acquitted of the crime June 30, 1893, living in Fall River with her sister Emma the rest of her life.
"Blood Box" is a forthcoming chapbook exploring the life of Lizzie Borden. Here's a five poem sample. Follow https://twitter.com/zefrrrrrrr for updates!
Whether in direct reference to the possibility of life beyond our own planet, or as a mirror to turn inwards, these poems reveal a fascination with aliens, abductions, and UFOs in highly personal and human ways.
An old and long-admired traditional poetic form, the sestina performs a certain feeling in its haunting quality of repetition, that uncanny feeling of déjà vu, and in the strange sincerity and magnetized compulsion of the 'again'.