At All, Et Al

At All, Et Al
Brandon Edward North

The explication of gardens, at all
transitions—seed to stem, stem to bloom—all at
integer intervals, give rise and fall
to transfigurations: the impossible proofs that
change is subject to change. (At all ats
genius voids through soil, time-tested calls
through Earth’s languorous confidence.) Death palls
the holy landscapes into broken-down stats,
so where must you posit your rationale?
In parallels you try to till, et al.

about the author
Currently an M.A. student at Wright State University, Brandon North was recently awarded 2nd place in Poetry in Sinclair Community College’s 2013 Creative Writing Contest. He has had poems published in Wright State’s online literary journal Nexus and previous issues of Mock Turtle.