Prose Poetry from Web Del Sol


Russell Edson

      Out of nothing there comes a time called childhood, which is simply a path leading through an archway called adolescence. A small town there, past the arch called youth.
      Soon, down the road, where one almost misses the life lived beyond the flower, is a small shack labeled, you.
      And it is here the future lives in the several postures of arm on windowsill, cheek on this; elbows on knees, face in the hands; sometimes the head thrown back, eyes staring into the ceiling . . . This into nothing down the long day's arc . . .