I, flounder, by Joseph Felser

I, flounder
by Joseph Felser

Flat fish
I drift
aimlessly
floating in
turbid blues
carried by cross
currents
you left
in your
wake

I sink
to bottom
holy abyss
gaze fixed
eyes locked
upward
scanning
blind to
golden treasure
buried deep
in wet black
sand
beneath me

the world
is flat
one sided
all over
even if
everything
tries to be
round
my hoop
is broken

Joseph M. Felser, Ph.D. received his doctorate in philosophy from The University of Chicago. He is is on the faculty at Kingsborough Community College/CUNY in Brooklyn, New York, where he has taught since 1997. The author of numerous published articles and reviews, as well as two books, The Way Back to Paradise (2004) and The Myth of the Great Ending (2011), he also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of The Monroe Institute in Faber, Virginia. He recently began writing poetry, which has appeared in both print and online journals, including Whatever Our Souls, Wildflower Muse, Ordinary Madness, Joey and the Black Boots ReBoot, Red Wolf Journal, Ariel Chart, and The Mystic Blue Review.

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