Yash Seyedbagheri

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down a country road,

swarthiness blends into soft soils on sunny days

a kaleidoscope of flame and golden leaves

shimmers and sings against pale skies

a wall of pines rises

swarthiness tucked in needle blankets

but even here,

thunder rumbles

and every time it rumbles

lightning flickers

it draws closer

swarthiness sinks a little more

into soils drenched by rain

illuminated by lightning

long, white, jagged arms

digging a grave


Yash Seyedbagheri is a graduate of Colorado State University’s MFA program in fiction. His stories, “Soon” and “How To Be A Good Episcopalian,” have been nominated for Pushcarts. He has also had work nominated for The Best of the Net and The Best Small Fiction. A native of Idaho, Yash’s work is forthcoming or has been published in The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, Write City Magazine, and Ariel Chart, among others. 


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