I have been half-transmuted.
Moon-split. Sun-sided.
Darkness and light
sharing territory
in my hands.
And if you don’t recognize
my luminosity,
perhaps you will find
a familiar shadow
mimicking my body,
a way to enter
the resplendent kingdom
through the blue door of death,
or through the subterranean history
which haunts the crazed
and official plot.

Seth Jani

Seth Jani lives in Seattle, Washington, and is the founder of Seven CirclePress. Their work has appeared in The American Poetry Journal, Chiron Review, Ghost City Review, Rust+Moth and Pretty Owl Poetry, among others. Their full-length collection, "Night Fable", was published by FutureCycle Press in 2018. Visit them at www.sethjani.com.