Do you take the time to listen to each drop of a leaking faucet? Like tears that contain a multitude of memories and doubts. Maybe the drain is a wormhole leading to a galaxy of velvet, silk, and cheap cologne, two buttons opened on a short-sleeved denim shirt that hides growls of thunder in my chest and a torrential downpour in the stomach. Hunger belongs to all seasons. Let us eat what the forest provides, drink from the running brook. The dragonfly is the poet’s metaphor, the paintbrush’s stroke on the morning canvas. How I long to fly, yet learn from Icarus’ lesson. When next the stars weep, I will greet them with wings extended. Bio: John Casquarelli is the author of two full-length collections: On Equilibrium of Song (Overpass Books, 2011) and Lavender (Authorspress, 2014). He is a Lecturer of Academic Writing at Koç Üniversitesi in Istanbul, and the Managing Editor for Lethe Journal. His work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. PEN Norway would like to thank John for his enormous contribution to the project.