6 P.M. and the world is burning,

the whole moon flared up

like an ember,

and you, walking back and forth,

strung out

between the lonely summer night

and the secret night inside.




Seth Jani currently resides in Seattle, Washington and is the founder of Seven CirclePress (sevencirclepress.com). His own work has been published widely in such places as The Coe ReviewThe Hamilton Stone Review, Hawai`i Pacific ReviewGingerbread House and Gravel. More about him and his work can be found at sethjani.com.