Amberlee Carter

Rookie - 0 Points (12-16-1981 DOD: everyday)

'Abrupt Shoulder Edge' - Poem by Amberlee Carter

I’ve become allergic to breathing,
sucking air through the lump in my throat
to the mass of cancer that keeps beating.

The hours are too long,
this day decays,
and what strength is left?
I am no Mary
and you are certainly no Lazarus-
we cannot raise the dead, but,
we have been known to wake the neighbors.


Comments about 'Abrupt Shoulder Edge' by Amberlee Carter

  • (2/3/2006 3:51:00 PM)

    I fear this allergy myself! ! Once again, you capture inner sadness with sensitive depth. (Report)Reply

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  • (2/3/2006 10:27:00 AM)

    I like this a lot. especially the last few lines. (Report)Reply

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  • (2/3/2006 10:00:00 AM)

    Nice to see you writing Amberlee. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, February 3, 2006

Poem Edited: Tuesday, October 10, 2006


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