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the body exhumed,
his foot bones clacking inside
Waiting in my car for the rustiest ship in the fleet to dock. My buddy, who is sitting shotgun, warns that you can get tetanus just from looking at it. I half believe him.
the ground will tremble,
you will glimpse at true freedom
when the mustangs run
Forklifts are poised to transport bundles of wire to trucks for immediate delivery to a local factory. Wire is difficult cargo to work with. If a forklift driver isn’t careful, he or she can break the bands that hold the bundle together. The result is something like having a 3,500 pound Slinky spill onto the dock.
in a sprawling field
there are little suns blooming –
each one a new hope
When mayflies hatch in the Great Lakes Region, they can swarm in such numbers that their biomass is picked up on weather and military satellites. The lifespan of an adult mayfly is about 24 hours. As they begin to die en masse, their bodies pile up in the streets and on the sidewalks. This yearly phenomenon serves a macabre reminder that our time in this world is fleeting.
drags me to the dark fathoms –
my eardrums bursting
Illustration – Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1425126
I’m buried alive,
drowning in this cold darkness –
hear my coffin bell