Monday, April 11, 2016

John Pursch- A Poem

John Pursch lives in Tucson, Arizona. Twice nominated for Best of the Net, his work has appeared in many literary journals. His first book, Intunesia, is available at Check out his experimental lit-rap video at He’s @johnpursch on Twitter and john.pursch on Facebook.

Oceanic Echoes

To be so blind and yet to see so clearly, to hear footsteps as they pass in their own unseen blindness, to settle in nascent recognition of the silent truth that somehow survives the blaring band, the pageantry of everyday life, the toiling footfalls of marching time.

This ever-present undercurrent supports the laughter of a Friday evening, down city byways thronged with revelry, filled with gravitational gyrations, birthing every moment, flooding the world with spontaneous bliss, unrecognized, without objective fact as burden.

A cry triumphant, song of everyman imbued with grace unknown, transcending futile notions of legitimacy, simply here for everyone to enjoy, to be embraced, for all to thrive, to know, to finally surrender.


  1. Prose poem in an authentic serious mode of individuality.

  2. thx B.Z.! i really appreciate your strong reading and insights!