Hokusai took ill while he was working
at his ultimate print. Tentatively
titled “Still Another View of Fuji.”
Rock music fog floods the foreground,
thick as liquor, breath
on a mirror. Concrete pagodas
stacked up to the peak
where an obelisk escapes the smog:
where, on top, a stickish, inkthin boy
dressed in the black and white lines
of Western wear, readies to jump
and disappear into his haze of air.
In the top corner, a wine bottle bottom
outline of a red sun, illuminating no one.
Born outside Boston, Zachary now splits his time between Boston and Poughkeepsie, NY where he recently completed his Film Production degree at Vassar. Last fall, he was cinematographer on a short documentary, The Seer of Poughkeepsie, which saw press on the Huffington Post Blog and received the award for Best Student Film at the 2014 Kingston Film Festival. That same year, he received the Beatrice Daw Brown Prize for Poetry. Find his work elsewhere in Black Heart Magazine, The Birds We Piled Loosely, and Mom Egg Review.