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“The Institution”

I’m lying on a gurney in the entrance hall of the institution. My arms are strapped to my sides, my legs immobilized in stirrups and my head, stabilized by padded clamps. I cannot move my body but am relieved to … Continue reading

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“Thank You”

I stare at the empty box Of Mucinex The drained bottle Of cough syrup The crumpled Z-Pak The depleted inhaler And I remember The last three weeks Lost to a vicious virus Characterized By a brain Dulled by meds Lungs … Continue reading

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“Progress”

I sit on a ledge On the edge of a slope And stare at the land Which falls away from me. Trees, brush and grasses Disappear beneath The mist that rises From the river below. I cannot see the trailers … Continue reading

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“A Life Story”

A shell, its two halves Still joined, Lies open on the sand Barely covered by The shallow waters Of the lagoon. A single raindrop Pierces the sea And lands on one half Of the shell. Blessed with new life, It … Continue reading

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“Dear Diary: Waiting”

Tuscany, August 3. I fear for my sanity. I have come to the vineyard To escape my demons. But they are here. Hiding. Waiting to reveal themselves. My golden-haired beauty Lies under a tangle of vines Waiting for me To … Continue reading

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“The Playground”

A shiny, vinyl-clad fence Surrounds the playground Of my youth. A heavy lock of steel Denies access To the children who Congregate in the street. I relive the games Played on asphalt Swept clear of snow In winter Cursed with … Continue reading

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“The Miracle of Her Beauty”

Her hair is the color of sunlight On grape leaves in summer. Her eyes, the soft grey-green of fir trees Wrapped in the mist of early evening. Her skin is bronzed like the half-hardened Vines which nurse the fruit In … Continue reading

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“Desolation”

Dead branches slice the viewscape Like the first rivulets Of paint poured onto A Jackson Pollock canvas. The flat, two-dimensional scars Seek further definition From the solitary bird That sits on its battered perch. But it spreads its wings And flies … Continue reading

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