Faith

Eyes like faded gaslights
dim; arms ache, bones
abrase like frictional matches that
ignite arthritic infernos, fuel
carpal tunnel retribution;
such moments found
Faith an attractive alternative to
life’s snowdrift melting into
nothingness, death.

Faith endured like a gospel choir,
intoning words of praise rising above
life celebrated, mortality honored
a stately chorale wherever she walked, her
words rigidly whispered solidarity’s song,
mint tea fresh and Lolita like, Faith
lip-locked all youthful rites of passage
as if hers were the first.
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Sterling Warner

Sterling Warner’s poems and short fiction have appeared in dozens of international literary magazines, journals, and anthologies. Additionally, Warner also has published four collections of poetry: WITHOUT WHEELS, SHADOWCAT: POEMS, EDGES, and RAGS AND FEATHERS, as well as a chapbook: MEMENTO MORI REDUX. more…

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