The Lost Country

Spring 2013 • Vol. 2, No. 1

issn 2326-5310 (online)

Crossing the Rubicon

By Tyler Morrison

This work was published in the Spring 2013 issue of The Lost Country. You may purchase a copy of this issue from us or, if you prefer, from Amazon.

I raise my glass and risk a glance,
Wanting and fearing her notice.
A gambler knows what wise men don’t:
That in these fickle moments lies
The balancing act of chance,
When the myriad angels dance on pins,
And gods will learn what Fortune grants.
The die is cast; I catch a glimpse,
—Her hair, her eyes, her cheeks, her lips—
And see at once the fool I am again.