The Blind World

Brett Harrington


The fever dream of being
recedes into another:

from vault to vault
gaunt shadows wander
swinging smokeless censers,

droning jagged hymns
in an unknown tongue,

lured on by
a cold gray light:

gleam of sky seen
from beneath
a pane of ice.



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.