"Here are fragile engravings/unfurled
from a center--"
"...This means you are a word/and burst before you fall. You are a
from "Vermillion Diary"
There is more unwritten than written
a pressure of them
eat the string waiting
now but can't find the way
out -- but look, the mazed
Must everything written
Was the structure visible beneath feathers
Is it a seed for something else
Rose Najia internationally teaches
collaborative improvisation and trains psychotherapists to use the
arts for healing and community-building. Her non-fiction book, Holy
Fools: Presence and Play has been published in Japanese, Chinese,
and Korean. Najia's poetry can be found in New American Writing,
lyric&, and Coracle.