About the Feature

No matter the size of window,
nor the contrary force

with which it resists,
when the window breaks

the outcome is evening.
There is only one method

for self-reflection. To achieve
a quiet mind you must first

hear it speak. Then you must
talk back to your mind

until you talk it to death.



About the Author

Bret Shepard is currently in the doctoral program at the University of Nebraska, where he also teaches writing. Recent poems appear or are forthcoming in American Letters & Commentary, Diagram, Field, Pank, Sink Review, Whiskey Island, and elsewhere. He coedits Dikembe Press, publisher poetry chapbooks.

Image by Lois Elling