I trace the symbols.
In the dirt, among the grubs and crooked
weeds. Writing of loss. Of missing things.
Wondering if words will fill my mouth
with wool or grit. With pebbles and salt.
If truth is what I want.
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“Dry Well” first appeared in Vox Populi in August 2019. I’m grateful to editor Michael Simms for his steadfast support.
Wondering what I want has become a frequent interruption to whatever I’m trying to focus on …
truth not necessarily all that appealing …
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There’s that gap between what we want, what we need, and what is. Sometimes they converge.
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