From River

You must be going. Loneliness presses against you

with such conviction you scarcely breathe. Leaks

in the good life, silence a ticking smart

bomb, missives from an overworked

world without familial ballast,

anarchy of solitary

living tethered

to chaos

and lists

of things to doom...

From River (ECW Press, Canada, 1995)

copyright Judith Fitzgerald


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