long and gone

here now
forty-six times over

more than what was
less than what will

just enough
to be what is

and if anything was learned
from everything leading up to this point

it’s that none of it matters

for what’s


Edward L. Canavan is an American poet whose work has been published in The Opiate, Scarlet Leaf Review and North of Oxford. His first poetry collection entitled Wreck Collection was recently released by Cyberwit Press. Edward currently resides in North Hollywood, California.

David J. Thompson is a former prep school teacher and coach who lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He likes The Simpsons, Spain, postcards, and minor league baseball. His poetry/photography book Grace Takes Me is available from Vegetarian Alcoholic Press.