Reason on the Horizon

By Jonathan Koven

walls croon
wild heart
smoke batters
unapologetic
(spirit in flight)

glimmer dance 
bedspread 
glass torching
(fire on fire)

ever hopeful
enchantress
melody raveling
(bright night)

I see you there

magenta thrill
bids farewell
(cold siren)

high pines
never ending
phone lines
everlasting

(in one ear 
out forever)

I hear you there


Jonathan Koven grew up on Long Island, NY, embraced by tree-speak, tide’s rush, and the love and support of his family. He holds a BA in Literature, and Creative Writing from American University, works as a technical writer and is Toho Journal’s head fiction editor and workshop coordinator. He lives in Philadelphia with his best friend and future wife Delana and cats Peanut Butter and Keebler. Credits include Lindenwood Review, Night Picnic, Iris Literary, and more. His debut chapbook Palm Lines is available from Toho Publishing. His award-winning novella Below Torrential Hill is expected winter 2021 from Electric Eclectic.

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