T o d d   M e r c e r

Taps

Goodnight, Lacey Jane.

I’m fresh out of Band-Aids

and surprise-save contingency plans.

You’re tired and I’m tired.

Shut this down, let’s close up the house,

call it a lost day, strive

for functionalism

when it’s light outside.

Wish you knew what I saw,

radiance to spare

in the beginning.

 

 

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Issue 78

Variations on Absence

edited by Laura M. Kaminski

 

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