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Seth Jani


Elude nothing.
The world is so complex
It becomes simpler
By simply being here.
Take in the textures,
The multiplicities,
The wings that in their
Downward arc
Brush against our faces.
Becoming light, or rain,
Or snow.
Becoming the place
Where sea-birds nest
In the crooked arm
Of darkness.

Seth Jani currently resides in Seattle, WA and is the founder of Seven CirclePress ( His own work has been published widely in such places as The Chiron Review, The Hamilton Stone Review, Hawai`i Pacific Review, VAYAVYA, Gingerbread House, Gravel and Zetetic: A Record of Unusual Inquiry. More about him and his work can be found at

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