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Untitled

Untitled

Lend your breath to my chest—not the still-born words, but gravity, and transparency of what peace may come. Like a name or—if not that—the last syllable or utterance of a name: an instance I can sense and, locked-in-deep, maybe be open eyes against my hair in your teeth-clenched.  ~~~ Copyright © “Untitled” by Dain Fedora […]

No Way Out

No Way Out

It’s easy to mistake the sound of church bells for the palpitating heart-knell. Or, a hammer driving nails into boards over windows. Just ask an old man back home from the hospital… If no one’s left to write about it’s best to wait in a dark room, listen to silence until you become silent yourself. […]

Gift: A Poem

Gift: A Poem

The woman crocheted a red scarf, so vibrant, and her garden zinnias didn’t bloom with the season. When she finished, she gave it to her husband, whispering, “On the coldest days you will be wrapped in the most loving embrace.” Apparently he believed her when, one day, he never came home. Now that she’s alone, […]

Self-Portrait at 32

Self-Portrait at 32

              Whose isolation is lonelier than undisturbed snow. Whose loss can be deeper than a forgotten memory of loss. Whose church is a silence where a bowed head speaks to God. Whose fists bang against walls like words on deaf ears. Whose peace is hearing raindrops fall on a […]

Waking

Waking

              WAKING Of morning light on your hands, two paper lanterns on the mahogany nightstand and last night’s shadows rescinding into the room’s crevices. Of our befores, and how years spiraled into years. Of seconds now, of seconds (and the silent gap between seconds), of seconds resonating from now’s […]

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