barbara williams

Rookie (march 15,1967 / queens)

Death By Als - Poem by barbara williams

enveloped in itchy blankets
breathing damp basement air
little voice encapsulated in broken body
mom in a shell
an itch to scratch? an arm to move?
please do dear daughter
i am trapped
black night alone
when sleep should come
suspended-the life she had
falling without a net

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 27, 2010

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