Saturday, November 15, 2014

"In the Library Bathroom, 2010" Now Up at Literary Mama!

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In the Library Bathroom (2010)

1.
(Library)

Outside, people read their books
and life carried on
while i stood in the bathroom
waiting, waiting for one line to appear on that
white stick, hinged onto the future.
Instead, two lines appeared
and nothing else existed.

the intricate tile on the floor faded
ancient light fixtures dimmed
the mirror reflected what was already know.

there was no need to decode:
plus, minus; dots, lines-
One for no, two for yes.

it was almost spring
the traditional time of
rebirth, regeneration.

Life held on stubbornly,
a barnacle in the uterus.

I wanted none of that.


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