Fall 2022 - Acquaintances


Don’t get me wrong. I am generally content with the inhabitants of my life – those close to me. However, occasionally, I prefer the company of chance encounters, lifelong acquaintances abiding as dear but singular memories. Of course, these are all illusory, lacking the inevitability of disappointment, falling short of expectations. Still, I wonder if somehow these bonds may have been splendid substitutions …


David Sapp is a writer, artist, and professor who lives along the southern shore of Lake Erie. A Pushcart Prize nominee, he was awarded Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence grants for poetry and the visual arts. His poems have appeared widely in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. His publications include the chapbooks Close to Home and Two Buddha, the novel Flying Over Erie, and a book of poems and drawings entitled Drawing Nirvana.

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