a literary journal published by the Black Earth Institute dedicated to re-forging the links between art and spirit, earth and society
Robbie Tolan lived to tell
and that has made all the difference.
-Criminal, Episode 18: 695BGK
Roads on life’s long walk
could be infinite
if we were equal opportunity travelers
Is time an arrow or a tree
that cracks with each return?
Who can say
the best path stretches
we can only maintain
no specters appear on our horizon
Mark Danowsky is a poet. His poems have appeared in Alba, Cordite, Grey Sparrow, The Lake, Mobius: The Journal of Social Change, Shot Glass Journal, The New Verse News, Third Wednesday and elsewhere. Mark is originally from the Philadelphia area, but currently resides in North-Central West Virginia. He works for a private detective agency and is Managing Editor for the Schuylkill Valley Journal.