The parable of the woman who eats sundials is like that of the river-snake with no lungs. She destroys the cornfields and leaves only the rabbit’s ears. Terminating the light and the music of spring. Teeth of the axe, teeth of attrition. Teeth like fingernails plunged in white yolk. Egg of our death and the ankle-shaped stone.

Gregory Zorko is a twenty one year old student of History and English at Plattsburgh State University. When he is not studying he likes to play guitar, listen to music and read the Quran. He started writing poems in High School when he was sixteen. His favorite poets are Federico Garcia Lorca, Vladimir Mayakovsky, and Pablo Neruda.