Deep blue sea

Do you have

a strong mind?

I think I do,

I said, for

when I cast,

I cast far, but I

reel it back in.

Some, though,

once the hook sets,

give line

and the fish goes

and far

and they all go live

in the deep blue sea.


For Annegien

And for Phil Phillips

A still-free man

There are spaces within which

criminals know they’ve

done it, but

no one else does


the space between the

trigger-pull and


the space through which

the bullet flies;

the space between the


and its registering in the brain.

Such spaces expand

to mingle with the air.

You may have

passed through one

on your way here.