Maximilian Heinegg


Some imagine themselves in an ocean of stars, 
not basking in the impossible fortune
of soft carbon, not singing that their form
walked from the waves only by grace
to surface for the consensus, 
but carving like sharks
through dim aqueous empires, 
without fear or gratitude, unchallenged,
streamlined, roaming serrated ages,
the light, that ghost of our ancestral fire, 
incidental, not even needed to hunt by.



Max Heinegg is a high school English teacher in Medford, MA. His poems are forthcoming from The Chiron Review, Nine Mile, and Structo (UK). He is also a songwriter whose records can be heard at 

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