Words + Sounds + Visuals by Patricia Killelea. Original text of "The Field" first appeared in The Gap Toothed Madness literary journal, edited by Richard Barnhart. For more information about my work, check out my website here: patriciakillelea.com

The Field

Something said there trampled
bones to dust, said there
in the place of sheaves.

Something said there circled
each brightness we found and found
each brightness to be a lie.

And something was said and stacked
against furrows, was said and shriveled
the roots uncovered before us.

We are nearing that field once again,
only this time
we will not outlast the night.

We are nearing the place
where words
are finally

Enough—

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