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SHOT by New Author Erika

In by New Author on October 19, 2010 at 7:48 pm

The cold kiss of a glass the size of my fist. Syringe to the skin. The
big bang that undoes life. En Español? Disparo. That sounds like
despair, the sound of despair? Lincoln, JFK, MLK. Yes, please; I won’t
disappoint you. Taken, missed, scored. Ring ’em up. Get it? Call ’em
all. When taped knuckles flex and fall to a face…

Do you need me to spell it out?

I can’t, it’s more than a word. It’s multi-definitional metamorphosis,
the repeated rebirth of language,
complex, profound, beautiful…
you’ve just met the poet’s best friend.

  1. Love the imagery in this…especially during the stream of consciousness at the end of the first stanza. also: shot taken, shot missed, shot scored! hah! brilliant

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