Viewing

Extended on the lidless coffin of the bed,
I stare at the ribs of the open window blind
Foreshadowed on the ceiling by the hard
Night light left on in the burial ground across
The road. How can death be so awake?
 
–June 10, 1985

(“Viewing” was published in the Summer 1999 issue of Kimera, Spokane WA.)

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Published on November 8, 2006 at 2:06 pm  Leave a Comment  

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