Stuck

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Sometimes, spoken things have more potency than one desires;
said “spoken” things hurting, cutting, impaling,
creating wounds and drawing blood.

Sometimes was today,
and yesterday and the day before that,
and the wounds are still bleeding red.

Unresolved, open-ended,
party to a conversation part-done:
there is no moving on or away from.

by Rebecca L. Atherton

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A lawnmower in the grass

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This morning it smells of cut grass and summer
and there’s a wetness in the air.

On my legs, my tights stick
and already my jumper is too hot.

by Rebecca L. Atherton
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