Robert Pasquini recently completed his master’s degree in the Literatures of Modernity program at Ryerson University. He graduated with High Distinction from the University of Toronto in 2009, specializing in the study of English literature, and was awarded the Guy Hamel Book Prize in Renaissance Literature.
Settles into a twilight glow. Observe—
In universal aether reflected by the sky into
Retinas capturing the impossible backwards.
Civil to primeval
Rebirth in receding nebulas.
Mental experimentation is salvation. Empty the mind—
A universe devoid of puddles of galaxies and
Black matter consuming, morphing. Intellect is
Indigent and morality is uninvented here.
Jibe the gyre, one should never, instead,
Heed the assonance of history’s imminent reverberation.
Time and sex and miracles
Are caught in a dark space
Expanding into paradoxes,
never malignant manifestations of reason.
Awake: pluck your toes first, and
Drop them like