Paper Stone Circles

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By Paul Casey

stone turns to paper in her eye

as she filters cycles of light

into circles of paper stones

her eye is a stone circle

a near-infinity of light

that sees the circle as finite

the near-permanence of stone

the almost endless circle

is light, impermanent as paper

stone and white butterflies

circle and circle her

she questions their sentience

stone ancestors

paper-light circles

she sees them say

she hears their paper voices

say, know your own time

be light, circle, stone

First published in Brain of Forgetting, 2016