Phillip Lund

Comfortable Margin

Firstly, we are only to repeat monotonously
mimicking cynical observations

then, trembling fear
despite the retraction of this apparent dilemma

the first floor flooded
making a mockery of speech

comfortable in the middle of the madness
it sank to the bottom

the ironic comment of a serious sleep
the gentle call, submerged.

Phillip Lund's poetry and reviews appeared in several print journals in the 1990s. His poem "Figure Shift" will appear in a forthcoming issue of Cricket Online Review. He lives and writes in Saint Paul, Minnesota