Erik Wilson


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Wilted Bones

Old woman waits in sullen sinking silence
Evening wraps cruel arms about her emaciated body
Her hair wires about in a fearful frenzy
She stares with crushed confusion
at benevolent Blue Jays
Husbands look happily from high shelves in ironic frames
Hands shake; wobbling with anticipation and perilous panic
Her solitary, lonely tears-
sobbing for no one's ears
Welcome mats caked with forgotten cough-ridden dust of long-ago family visits
Stuttered failed syntax scrambling to make simple meaning
Glazed Blue eyes frantic with elderly, wild remorse
No angels sing ...

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