Rumi & the New ‘White Flag’ Physics

by Stefanie Bennett

“You can’t take the Kublai
Out of the Khan”
He said –
Slamming the notebook
Shut.

A sigh righted itself from
The doppler effect
To slide
Into the underlined sonic
Boom of the times…

Yes! And a tsunami of fly-buy
Eyelashes
Re-textured
The redwood’s
Torso

Of wild manna where
Ontology
Had fanatically
Ditched
The fallen.

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Stefanie Bennett is of mixed ancestry, Italian, Irish, Paugussett-Shawnee. She has published several volumes of poetry, a novel, and a libretto and worked with Arts Action for Peace. Her latest poetry collection [2015] ‘The Vanishing’ was published by Walleah Press.