for Elisa Gabbert built of brick or corrugated siding whose rooflines cut across cloudheads making everything an angle into which the heavens slice from themselves a momentary reflection of a figure peering at the screen of a camera and gauging the distance between bodies that become something other than themselves for the sake of aesthetics and a stylized notion of beauty. What this says about the photographer, or the photographed cannot be determined without blueprints or some other map to the soul, which has long been lost in an aperture that opens and fills us with light, washing out our features and leaving only faint traces of a façade a face or a something that is neither. [End Page 95]
Joshua Ware lives in Denver, CO. He is the author of Homage to Homage to Homage to Creeley, which won the 2010 Furniture Press Poetry Prize, as well as several chapbooks. New work appears or is forthcoming in Country Music, Conduit, diode, Ilk, The Journal, Nano Fiction, and Third Coast.