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Lexington Poetry Month

Sometimes A Photo Hollows You

29Jun2019
POEM
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This thorny life
a clutch of grief
spackled with kindness.

Two tender humans
tossed, punched under
milky green water.

Indelible image
you can’t unsee
hunkers beneath your ribs.

~ Found poem composed/modified from words in the poems “House Sparrows,” “Artifact,” “Bee” and “Daybook” by Claudia Emerson


7 responses to “Sometimes A Photo Hollows You”

  1. Linda Bryant says:

    I love what you did here. And I love Claudia Emerson.

  2. Sylvia Ahrens says:

    I knew this would be wonderful just from the title! I didn’t get to comment on your last one – the torqued one – Loved it! Last line was beautiful.

  3. Melva Sue Priddy says:

    Claudia Emerson was an amazing person & poet.

    Indelible image
    you can’t unsee
    hunkers beneath your ribs.

    Such a great ending!

  4. Daniel DiStasio says:

    It just gets it…right where it counts “hunkered under the ribs” resonates

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