July 2006/Volume Seven/Issue Two
John Sweet
the hours, pressing down

she says it's okay
but then starts to bleed

says there are prayers
that will stop it

and she says she knows a man

just has to get home
before her boyfriend

just needs some money

says nothing
but gets dressed and leaves
in the first blueblack
light of morning

disappears
for fifteen years
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