KYSO Flash
Knock-Your-Socks-Off Art and Literature
Issue 12: Summer 2019
Ekphrastic Poem 74 words

Peripheral Vision

by Gary S. Rosin
after Mona Hatoum’s untitled eye (Polaroid, 2000)

The amazing detail 
first catches your eye—

the skin around the eye, 
folds and pores and wrinkles, 

veins, branching in the eye, 
red, crossing the white—

but what holds your eye 
is how the eye turns 

away from the eye 
that frames the photo, 

away from the eye 
that imagines 

the eye, developing, 
appearing out of nothing, 

the eye caught, looking 
sideways at the future. 


Gary S. Rosin’s
Issue 12, Summer 2019

poetry and haiga have appeared, or are forthcoming, in various literary and poetry magazines and anthologies, including Concho River Review, Harbinger Asylum, KYSO Flash, Lifting the Sky: Southwestern Haiku & Haiga, Poetry24, Texas Poetry Calendar, Untameable City: Poems on the Nature of Houston (Mutabilis Press), The Legal Studies Forum, Visions International, and elsewhere. His poem “Viewing the Dead” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Two of his ekphrastic poems appear in Silent Waters, photographs by George Digalakis (Athens, 2017).

He is the author of two chapbooks, Standing Inside the Web (Bear House Publishing, 1990) and Fire and Shadows (Legal Studies Forum, 2008) (offprint). Selections of Gary’s poetry and photography can be found on his website, 4P Creations:

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