|Daniel Y. Harris|
White on black on the edge of unbodied bone,
slopes a black mass of seminal red
and gray film
to invent what we have to hold
to restore worlds broken by a furious light
we could not contain.
This is the luster of emanation,
the aphasic shape of declension with its plural
and unique spheres
collapsed and fused, possessed of light in the viscid
of a jagged bone, colored by a blast
bleeding out in us.
in a course body,
crinkled blue, splintered white,
shades the taut center
of stature with shapes of the zelem.
This is the bleak land of the divine in us,
what survives death
in vertebra of blue–black
when everything else fails
to speak between soul and skin.
Daniel Y. Harris, M.Div, holds a Master of Arts in Divinity from The University of Chicago, where he specialized in Jewish theology and comparative religion and wrote his dissertation on The Zohar. He is the author of the forthcoming poetry book, Unio Mystica. He is a widely published poet, essayist and visual artist. Among his credits are: The Pedestal Magazine, Exquisite Corpse, In Posse Review, Mad Hatters’ Review, Zeek, Sein und Werden, Poetry Salzburg Review, The Blue Jew Yorker, Wilderness House Literary Review, Poetry Magazine.com, Denver Quarterly, Convergence and The Other Voices International Project. Among his art exhibitions credits are: The Jewish Community Library of San Francisco, Market Street Gallery, The Euphrat Museum and The Center for Visual Arts. He earns his living as Northwest Regional Director of Development for Canine Companions for Independence. His website is www.danielyharris.com.
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