Wednesday, September 12, 2018

A SMALL DARK ISLAND ~








A Small Dark Island


Having slept with my fountain pen

I wake to ink-stained sheets.

When I take them off I discover

the mattress is stained also.

The sheets I throw in the wash

but find myself hesitating to take

a wet sponge to the mattress.

The stain looks exactly

like a small dark island.

I hate to disturb its tranquility.

I'd rather give it a name.



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RONALD BAATZ
Eating Lovers
Yggdrasil Press 2018









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