By William Morris
THE PAINTINGS HERE ARE UNBEARABLY BEAUTIFUL STOP ESPECIALLY ONE CALLED FOREST AND SUN BY MAX ERNST STOP THE SUN IS SO STRIKING BUT NOT WHAT YOU EXPECT STOP THE FOREST OVERWHELMS STOP IT IS SUBLIME STOP MAKES ME THINK OF HOW I FELT LAST JUNE STOP SEEING YOUR FACE IN THE DAPPLING LIGHT STOP DO YOU REMEMBER THAT MORNING STOP YOU WERE BEAUTIFUL AND I CRIED STOP MY HEART SWELLS STOP THAT’S NOT IT EXACTLY STOP THE FEELINGS ARE TOO GREAT STOP TO BE CONTAINED INSIDE ME STOP SO LIKE THE FOREST ENCOMPASSES THE SUN STOP MY FEELINGS OVERPOWER ME STOP WISH YOU WERE HERE TO SEE IT STOP
– William Morris is an MFA candidate at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. His work has been published or is forthcoming online at Crab Fat Literary Magazine and Fiction Southeast. He is the recipient of the 2015 Besse Patterson Gephardt Award for Fiction. William lives in St. Louis, where he devotes his time to cats, coffee, and creative writing.