Evan James Sheldon


I’ll create

a mythology

of self. I’ll be

dragon. I’ll be

goblin. I’ll be

rock. I’ll be


wide & offering

succor. I’ll be

dark side

of the moon—

perhaps defender,

back turned

to this light,

face blazing

beneath a million

others. I’ll be

good pastor,

calm pasture,

gaping chasm. I’ll be

all this and nothing

more. I am


soon to be


with newness.

 Evan James Sheldon’s work has appeared in Pithead Chapel, Pif, CHEAP POP, Spelk, Levee, Roanoke Review, and Ghost City Review, among others. He is a junior editor and outreach assistant for F(r)iction.