summer2016_issue4

 

“Veteran”

BY GERDA GOVINE ITUARTE

Enters room
weight of what was
eyes glaze
body bears scars
climb out of fog
presence spreads
captures air
split second fade
metal plates hold
dreams unfurl
sits carefully
breath breaks
blinks back
wonder why
nail to ground.

 

 

 

 


Her publications include Oh Where is My Candle Hat?, Alterations|Thread Light Through Eye of Storm and anthologies, Coiled Serpent, drylandlit, Poetry Review, Spectrum, Hometown Pasadena and Ms. Aligned. http://www.poetryartbookstation.com.