David Fraser

David Fraser
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David Fraser lives in Nanoose Bay, on Vancouver Island. He is the founder and editor of Ascent Aspirations Magazine, www.ascentaspirations.ca, since 1997. His poetry and short fiction have appeared in 28 journals including Three Candles, Regina Weese, Ardent, and Ygdrasil. He has published a collection of his poetry, Going to the Well (2004) , a collection of short fiction, The Dark Side of the Billboard (2006) and edited and published Ascent Aspirations Magazine Anthology One(Dec.2005) , and Ascent Aspirations Magazine Anthology Two – Windfire and AguaTerra Anthology Three http: //www.ascentaspirations.ca/aapublishing.htm
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Laundry Day

Today is laundry day
a full hamper of open
wounds to cleanse;
one beating heart
slashed, sutured, slashed again,
pumping out its tender pulse,
an open chest, the dab, dab, dab
of the moist muslin used
most nights to wipe away the tears,
wrapped ‘round the forefinger
dab, dab, dab at the serrated edges,
plucking out small vocabulary shards,
flash card fish nibbling at already swollen skin,
cleaning abrasive to these wounds
remembered moments, slivers,
cold metallic words
lodged, festering beneath the ribs
keeping still this stagnant ...

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