As if blue lightning were discovered
alive at the bottom of the sea.

As if a golden ratio flowed
from islands at the vanishing point.

As if there were a vanishing point.
As if Death’s flag will never touch the ground.

 Mark Zimmermann

Mark Zimmermann

Mark Zimmermann’s poems and prose have appeared in numerous publications. His first full-length poetry collection Impersonations was published by Pebblebrook Press in 2015. He is a member of the Hartford Avenue Poets, serves as the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets’ representative on the Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission, and teaches humanities and writing courses at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Zimmermann lives in Milwaukee with his wife and two cats.