Those Are the Ones by Robyn Sarah

Encore Literary Magazine is very proud to be hosting a reading featuring Montreal poet, essayist and story writer Robyn Sarah. On Tuesday October 30, 7pm at Burritoville in Montreal, Robyn will be joined by fellow authors Marius Kociejowski and Jesse Eckerlin. “Those Are the Ones” is excerpted from her latest collection entitled, Digressions: Prose Poems, Collage Poems, and Sketches (Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2012).

Those Are the Ones

Only those who risk going too far
only those who go too far
only those who dare to fail
only those who fail greatly

only those who do the will of the father
only those who can see the invisible
only those who attempt the absurd
only those who have slain an archdemon

        – those, those are the ones

Only those who are asleep make no mistakes.
Only those who listen can hear.
Only those who are prepared to fire

should be fired at.