Karen Kunc   © 2011 All Rights Reserved

dissimilar collision

some take.
some prefer dialogue
and some, slight risk.
some have lives that resemble
a slow pour of rich cream.
who should they thank?
cracks in sky and moon,
in hours that harbor thieves,
in years where payment was slowly
extracted for mistake,
in fear and hustle,
bones and fields,
in the ruin of time that amasses
in such quick exhalation.


Mercedes Lawry
Copyright © 2011  

Mercedes Lawry has been publishing poetry for over thirty years. She’s published two chapbooks, There are Crows in My Blood and Happy Darkness, as well as fiction, and stories and poems for children. Her honors include recognition from the Seattle Arts Commission, Artist Trust, Jack Straw, and Richard Hugo House.

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