Photography © Luis Lazaro Tijerina

deep weight

strung across the days
time falls from meaning

hard to breathe
while holding your breath

the worst is always willing
in the ways of the mind


thru the hands
of moments gone

as light unburdens the heart of its darkness
without diminishing its presence

just enough
to see beyond the difference
of everything that remains.

Edward L. Canavan is an American poet whose work has most recently been published in Harbinger Asylum and Poetry Quarterly. His second poetry collection entitled Protest and Isolation was recently released by Cyberwit Press. Born and raised in the Bronx, NY, he currently resides in North Hollywood, California, where he practices Buddhism and listens to The Clash.

Luis Lázaro Tijerina was born in Salina, Kansas. Mr. Tijerina has a Master of Art degree in history, concentration being military history and diplomacy. He is a published author of military theory, short stories, essays and poetry. Mr. Tijerina resides in Vermont.