Elegy with Drowned Sailor and Endless Horizon

Dante Di Stefano

Fall 2017

I often imagine a borderless world,

oceans decanted into a pebble,

the sunset unbending in the moonlight,

no talk of walls to amend my knowledge

of what a country could be, but isn’t,

no wry snarl of the powerful whiplashed

through the centuries, brined into the lungs,

just line after line of wave lapping prow,

Dante Di Stefano is the author of Love is a Stone Endlessly in Flight (Brighthorse Books, 2016). With María Isabel Alvarez, he is coeditor of the anthology Misrepresented People: Poetic Responses to Trump's America, forthcoming from NYQ Books.

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