Rob MacDonald



First, you discovered nothing
and wanted to show it off
to your friends.

Pointing at nothing
proved problematic, though,
so you circled it.

See? you said, so proud.
With no shortage of absence,
you found plenty

of nothingness to circle,
your loops getting lazy
or crazed, angular,

incomplete. And soon
the loops were something,
the beautiful between.
ROB MACDONALD lives in Boston and is the editor of Sixth Finch. His poems can be found in Gulf Coast, iO, Jellyfish and lots of other journals.

Read more by Rob MacDonald:

Poems in iO
Poem in Gulf Coast
Poem in Jellyfish