Lazarus woke to the miracle of no longer fearing failure.
He lifted his two sides from the ground as he tried
To speak, one part gathering darkness, one part humming.
When he walked out, he glimpsed a world never tried.
At the crucial point, there is yet more than one way
Of proceeding, but it seldom appears that way.
Sandra Lim was born in Seoul, Korea. She is the author of a collection of poetry, Loveliest Grotesque, published by Kore Press in 2006. Her work is also included in the anthology Gurlesque (Saturnalia 2010), and her poems have appeared in the journals American Letters & Commentary, Boston Review, Gulf Coast, and Colorado Review, among others. She is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.