shot glass
Issue # 4 May 2011
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Aletha Irby

Page 1 | 2 | 3


extinguishing the candles
relinquishing you to
counterpane's embrace
the bracing arena
your mother the only one
who cared that you rest
and resting dream
while her fleet and fleeing fingers
across the keyboard
in reveille
before the sun arose
invoked you
as if from the dead
saw to it that you cease
from dreaming