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A Line is a Dot That Goes For a Walk by Ilari Pass

a point, a dot that becomes a line

a line, a dot that goes for a walk—

a bit scary, but also meditative

a potent force in the axis world

steadfast, awful, and straight,

over all the things he knows

on this particular stretch of the walkway,

in this silly game, the line soon forgets

he’s a dot; the beginning and the end

his shape and form will retrieve some miracle

but will this work? Doesn’t he know others

think of him as a snake who tunnels through the grass

doesn’t make the parting of the blades

any less beautiful? a riverbed branches

into a tributary like this line of a rapturous

sentence, still in search of a word.


Ilari Pass holds a BA in English from Guilford College of Greensboro, NC, and an MA in English, with a concentration in literature, from Gardner-Webb University of Boiling Springs, NC. Her work appears or forthcoming in Rat's Ass Review, As It Ought To Be, Triggerfish Critical Review, Kissing Dynamite, The American Journal of Poetry, Unlikely Stories, Rigorous Magazine, Common Ground Review, Free State Review, Rejection Letters, and others. Twitter: @I_PASS24

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