Today's poem is by Alec Hershman
Respite is the cream of labor.
While you were busy. While you were busy.
Filamentthat's the distance
from which I could just think of a cigarette
and feel my lips pearl.
It's also the way I've tethered the boats,
a look as quick as spider-web,
scalp-harbor sinking beneath a bed-sheet.
And all the calendar faces
of the ones I am to love
are nodding in the bay like balloons.
Copyright © 2012 Alec Hershman All rights reserved
from The Journal
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