Once Threshed

Brett Harrington


Et in Arcadia ego


Once threshed into being,

we’re always becoming who

we won’t become…


See the days, years go on

whirling down, winged seeds

to no ground…


See the grave waits

like an empty eye-socket

in the shuddering ash grove.





Brett Harrington’s previous or forthcoming publications include Psaltery & Lyre, Burningword, Ligeia, Two Hawks Quarterly, The Shore, Third Coast, and elsewhere. He was a finalist for the 2012 Best of the Net award and lives in the Rogue Valley in southern Oregon.