It would have to shine. And burn. And be a sign of something infinite and turn things and people nearby into their wilder selves and be dangerous to the ordinary nature of signs and glow like a tiny hole in space to which a god presses his eye and stares. Or her eye. Some divine impossible stretch of the
Steve Scafidi is the author of To the Bramble and the Briar (University of Arkansas Press, 2014), The Cabinetmaker's Window (Louisiana State University Press, 2014), For Love of Common Words (Louisiana State University Press, 2006), and Sparks from a Nine-Pound Hammer (Louisiana State University Press, 2001). His honors include the James Boatwright Prize, the Larry Levis Reading Prize, and the Miller Williams Prize. He lives in Summit Point, West Virginia.