David Fraser


David Fraser Poems

1. This Home 12/10/2006
2. Laundry Day 12/10/2006
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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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