The Unstringable Bow
Eric Burke

This is my story -- low, very low, of course, on plot. What do I do? I am encouraged. Encouraged to make things. What? Cheap orthotics. Sentimentality. What have I learned? The patron saint of the wise is not Odysseus, master of complexity, but Penelope, the patient man who waits on complexity. This is what I have learned. Credo. Political poem. Manifesto. Prayer. I cannot help myself.