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DJ Dolack

DJ Dolack is the author of Whittling a New Face in the Dark (Black Ocean Press, 2013). He coordinates tutorial programs and teaches writing at Baruch College, and lives in Jackson Heights, Queens.

By This Poet


from “Flying Point”

The sea
calls to witness
some vastness

or that which
is only a declaration
of the limited
and the countable.

And the sun some tourist
wades out each morning
in obligation

to touch
for a few moments
and to forget and drown.

And then later the moon
high as a pill
does its own work

emitting no light but re-guiding
light emitted by another:

six ships in the hour
follow each other
far off

into some great
length of silence.