Patrick Haas

Issue One

Winter Poem

Keep warm. Try

Knitting. Unravel

A cloud of doubt

Into transparency

Experienced as

A sense of place.

Let the needle

But the thread.

Let the needle

Wind through

Curves of a so-called

Awareness. Keep

Knitting. You need

Somewhere to exist.

What you make

Will be a mirror

Of your shortcomings.

It’ll be ugly and something

To laugh at

Followed by a sense of loss

When you notice

How beautiful you are

In your terrible sweater.

About Patrick Haas
Patrick Haas lives in San Diego and his poetry can be found in Salt Hill, Best New Poets, Front Porch, Anomalous Press, Petri Press, and other journals.