17 November 2007 | Vol. 7, No. 3

from The Diaphragm Knows One Motion Only

Hard work facilitates sexual identification. Hardly against false epiphanies. I'll be solid ground; you be top of the world. I'll be down to earth; you be rising above. You be rising up. You be fine blades with rulers. How the heart widens without changing position. How one falls in love with the process of morning. How my brochure kindles for you.

About the author:

Jane Ashley is an MFA student at the University of Iowa where she is currently working on a collection of essays called "the book of concealed hearts." She is also a Writer-in-Residence at the UI Museum of Art. Her work is forthcoming from Ninth Letter and Gulf Coast.

For further reading:

See the complete list of work by Jane Ashley at 42opus. Browse the contents of 42opus Vol. 7, No. 3, where "from The Diaphragm Knows One Motion Only" ran on November 17, 2007. List other work with these same labels: poetry, prose poem.

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