By Ishmael von Heidrick-Barnes
Stumbling out to see
fishing for a way through the hole
in a telephone booth
from reflective glass
to the wheelbarrow dangling over
rusty swing set
Ishmael von Heidrick-Barnes was born and raised in San Diego, California. He attended Herbert Hoover High School and went on to study Religion and Theology at the University of San Diego. His book Intimate Geography, published by Ragged Sky Press, won the 2012 San Diego Book Award for Poetry. Ish, as he is known, has also written lyrics for German musicians Andrea Hörkens and Thomas Roderburg (Tender Art).