tell me the reason for the theft

tell me the reason for the theft
stolen hours, days, and centuries
bubbling underneath your cauldron


what is it in the blood that you desire
that you couldn’t find in your own?


what kind of thief is it who lives inside?
tell me how to separate us:
head from body, spirit from flesh


so we can burn you into powder and cast you into space


— Robin Wyatt Dunn


Robin Wyatt Dunn was born in Wyoming in 1979. He is a graduate student in creative writing at the University of New Brunswick, Canada. You can read more of his work at


Editor’s Notes: The abstract artwork, “Blood And Tears” by (Patricia Maschke is a German fractal artist), has texture that goes with the poem.