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in the field

tilts the charred carcass

of a years ago

lightning strike,

deciduous no more.


nearby lies

the blowfly infested body

of the neighbor’s

missing ‘ghost’ dog;

no apparent cause,

he doubtless died alone.


every lightning storm

reminds me.


and i don’t like it.





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Stunning metaphor of life and death--not a wasted syllable. Perfect title. Your work does inspire me to keep trying. Just excellent.


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David W. Parsley

MQ, this spare piece may be my favorite of your works to date. Quite vivid, worms down into where the reader lives.



- Dave

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