Another After

Inside this.

asperitas dark clouds in gloomy sky

and so you look
for an edge so you can
press against it and find
the end of you

it was not war
or gravity
more like Jonah’s whale
or what left you
open-mouthed beneath
the sky the reverse
actor expunged
from the belly that held
you in the world and now
too small to take it back
inside you

Author: Stacey C. Johnson

I keep watch and listen, mostly in dark places.

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