My Life a Broken Gun

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“without—the power to die”

–Emily Dickinson

 

An ephemera scattered

like thoughts in dreams;

I am no longer subject.

I am object,

acted upon— chaff

allowed to fall,

disregarded,

indistinguishable from dust.

 

Yet, I must respond,

must go on.

Despite dysfunction,

despite predicate’s lack,

I stand here

to mark an empty space.

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