Zen Photographer by Corey Mesler

Be still
the man who
takes the
pictures
said.

I heard it
this way
perhaps
because I needed
to:

Still, be.

Corey Mesler has been a book reviewer, fiction editor, university press sales rep, grant committee judge, father and son. With his wife he owns Burke’s Book Store, one of the US’s oldest independent bookstores. He has published prose and poetry in such diverse publications as Re)verb, Mitochondria, Monkeybicycle, Arkansas Review, Potomac Review, Slant, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Mid-American Poetry Review and Red Rock Review. His novel, We Are Billion-Year-Old Carbon, is from Livingston Press.