John Swain

John Swain lives in Louisville, Kentucky. His most recent chapbook, Fragments of Calendars, was published by Thunderclap Press. His work has received nominations for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and Best of the Web.

Neither Eating

In sun pillars
I found the bodies
of scribes
and tax collectors
beneath an emblem
of locusts.
I prayed for escape
from the swarm
and plague
to consume anew
the fasting
of this wilderness.

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