The Tower Journal

Leigh Fisher


To take the color out of the world
Render the dark blue of the sea into a dismal gray that consumes the foam and waves
Change the clouds and their creamy tint to a white mass with little definition
Shift the sand from the color of tiny, weathered bits of stone embracing yellow and orange
Into an unclear mass of white tinted gray, with a texture barely discernable
It sounds almost like a crime, to take such elegant, natural beauty
Cut down a tree to print it on paper, sever another to give it a plain white border
Then trap it in cold, silver metal then hang it up on a wall
It sounds like it could be a crime
But really, it’s just corporate being kind enough to put pictures on the office’s walls

Copyright © 2016 Leigh Fisher

Leigh Fisher is from New Jersey and works as a help desk technician by day, but she is a writer around the clock. She is tackling graduate school applications, eager to study literature. She has been published or is forthcoming in Five 2 One Magazine, The Missing Slate, Referential Magazine, Seascape Literary Journal, and Stockpot.

The Tower Journal
Winter  2016