A painted stairway, first step
to the last, going up. Resulting in
footprints or not anywhere to go.
Rains came leaving calling cards
of leaves. Snails try to enter
an empty fishbowl.
Recent work by Philip Kobylarz has appeared or will appear in Connecticut Review, Basalt, Santa Fe Literary Review, New American Writing, Poetry Salzburg Review and has appeared in Best American Poetry. His book, Rues, was recently published by Blue Light Press of San Francisco while his collection of fiction, Now Leaving Nowheresville has been recently published and his book length essay Nearest Istanbul is forthcoming.