Author’s Note: Sean Bentley’s work has appeared in Chiron Review, Mudlark, Crab Creek Review, The Literary Nest, Seattle Review, Third Coast, Painted Bride, Northwest Review, Bellingham Review, Another Chicago Magazine, Coe Review, and many other magazines, as well as the anthologies Pontoon 3 (Floating Bridge Press), Iron Country (Copper Canyon), Intro 6 (Doubleday), Island Of Rivers (Pacific NW National Parks Assoc.), and Darkness and Light: Private Writing as Art (iUniverse). “Apophenia” and “Self sabotage” previously appeared in Sheila-Na-Gig online. Bentley has published three collections: Grace & Desolation (Cune Press 1996), Instances (Confluence Press 1979), and Into the Bright Oasis (Jawbone Press 1976). From 1986 to 2006 he coedited the print poetry journal Fine Madness. In addition to his writing, he is a photographer; you can find his work on Instagram and Eff-Stop Local: Small-Radius Travel.After a long career as a technical editor, he has recently retired to Eugene, Oregon.