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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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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