Seth Jani


The Drowned


He’s by the shore cutting

All attachments.

Letting the indoctrinated light

Filter down into openness.

He won’t be anything anymore

Besides the body of a passing


His family, a slant music

That rises from the edges

And becomes the moon.

His heart, a bird swaying

In its salt-nest

Above the waves.

He is coming home

In multiple pieces.

His entire life

Bleached innocent

By the guiltless sea.






Seth Jani currently resides in Seattle, Washington, USA and is the founder of Seven Circle Press (www.sevencirclepress.com). His own work has been published widely in such places as The Chiron Review, The Hamilton Stone Review, Hawai`i Pacific Review, VAYAVYA, Gingerbread House, Gravel, and Zetetic: A Record of Unusual Inquiry. More about him and his work can be found at www.sethjani.com.