Johanna M. Geiger
Another road to follow
these ink paths spin poison into my skin
one step then three
I am sinking at the pace of life.
No delayed regret
only a cat-like stare boring over your overturned chair
the one I stabbed repeatedly with a pen
I had wished for a more gooey target
You do nothing.
There are no quick fixes, no magical cures only this:
one penny in the palm of my hand
this smear of sticky ink in the other
Johanna M. Geiger is a graduate of Oswego State University in Oswego, NY. She has appeared in Words-Myth and Poppy Road Review. She lives in Altamont, NY with her husband. www.johannageiger.com