"No matter how terrified you may be, own your fear and take that leap anyway because whether you land on your feet or on your butt, the journey is well worth it."
-- Laurie Laliberte
"If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough."
-- Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage."
-- Anais Nin

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Miles Cressman

If you follow enough of the KAS members on twitter, you already know we're an odd group. We occasionally go into some zany banter and Miles ends up in the middle of all of it. I envision him as a neighbor who always seems to walk into a Three Stooges or Marx Brothers skit just as pies begin to fly through the air.

His Resistance Front contribution is called "Deconstruct" and it's a fun read, particularly if you're a grammar nut.

Twisted, wavy seascapes
Painted, sculpted out of rock
I'm at the ocean
even though it's so far away.

In tranquility I find
One single parcel of light
Found its way through this fortress of solitude
Made shelter.

Flakes of rock fall off and –
The sand basin fills, like a perpetual hourglass
But the light never changes.
It still occupies the same space, it never moves.
As if the world spun around it

I made a home and yet I'm
“Is this where you've been hiding?”
180 spin and radiant eyes
Inquisitive and penetrating

“They can't find me here.”

Who? The voice asks:
The eyes are gone and the body vanished
So there's no point for quotation marks.


But you are a person.

“I'm the light in this cave. And I'm the sand. And I'm the ocean on these rocks.”

Do you breathe?

“Only here.”

Only here.

Miles is a 22 year old recent graduate of the University of Oregon with a Bachelor's in English. He is currently going back for his postbac degree in Education, but in his spare time he writes novels. Currently he is at work on a four-part science fiction series called A Paean to Dreams.

Visit Miles website:  http://paeantodreams.wordpress.com/

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