portion of the artwork for Sam Rasnake's poetry

Archetypes of Will
Sam Rasnake

—Rembrandt, Judith Beheading Holofernes, pen drawing, c. 1653

These deliberate

       truths of ink on

paper remove all

       doubt from her

eyes—and here is

       the deed: such

a deep and final

       cut while sleeping,

—even warriors must

       have their dreaming—

both hands clear in

       their devising as if

to say that time will

       never be enough

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FRiGG: A Magazine of Fiction and Poetry | Issue 42 | Fall 2013