Based on a Paul Klee’s Fish Magic
It is the mirk of stained glass that glows by a slice
Gaunt elegies speak of a desolation beyond the edges
Generation upon generation–genealogies betray the birth
The ambiguity of a barren clock transfixed at IX:
Even the fish await the tearing of the veil.
Hands clasp dust. Ash taints scale.
Threads of exile weave into a silent cloak.
Only time will tell.
Lynn Kong is a sophomore at Cary Christian School. She is co-president of the Holocaust Literature Club there. She adores Dostoyevsky and Flannery O’Connor, and just about every line of epic poetry. Part of her is always lost in Amsterdam.
Visual Arts by Rudy Falagan