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SHJ Issue 16
Spring 2017

Garden Wall

by Seth Jani

On the stone, the frost-hemmed
Fingerprint of the questioner 
Keeps shining.
After all his obsession 
With mortal things,
His beautiful confusions,
There is only this pattern of DNA 
Holding out a little longer
Before the sunlight hits the wall.


SHJ Issue 16
Spring 2017

Seth Jani

currently resides in Seattle, Washington and is the founder of Seven CirclePress. His own work has been published widely in such places as The Chiron Review, The Hamilton Stone Review, Hawai`i Pacific Review, VAYAVYA, Gingerbread House, Gravel, and Zetetic: A Record of Unusual Inquiry.

More about Jani and his work at:

“...we have been born here to witness and celebrate. We wonder at our purpose for living. Our purpose
is to perceive the fantastic. Why have a universe if there is no audience?” — Ray Bradbury