Incomplete Musings

by Amanda Preston


I’ve never finished a book without falling

asleep, not one essay, novel, drama, poem;

how could I be done with something that I love?

.

Closure is really an impossible task if

you actually think, so perhaps it would be

best if authors never wrote endings at all

.

Must everything be finished

before our intended receives it?

We, ourselves, never are

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CPAP

by Michael Morris


Ashamed I cannot connect

to the natural world like Basho

did, I lay here listening to

my C-PAP machine intersect

the fading click of the T.V.

turned off and the mechanical

peep my alarm uses to lull

me downstairs to make us coffee.

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