Issue 4 – Persun

Terry Persun

Fort Warden

“The place of readiness,”
the Zen Master said,
“is a place of no action.”
A shot was never fired.
The fort rested, ready,
and unused for years.
Now poems rise like
historical plaques, notices
of memories never allowed
to come to fruition.
Sound waves
from a distance, invisible
ships from a forgotten war.