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An Isolating Event (a poetic endeavor)

An Isolating Event

            by Joel Howard

 

sinking blue

skies to mud and Anarchy, a

convergence  

of downcast souls, where  

lame wishes so pure bay bereft

at doors front back right left;

 

yet down further fall

the heavens already deep-sunken,

to briny-deep darkness,

            where dreams   

ever rest at nature’s  

insistent pall.

 

Today heed anew the taunting and

bottomless echo, a promise to re-

emerge, to again bloom ‘neath

parting clouds, leaving

old orders  – so very

rough-spirited and trying  –  to decay,

knowing the sun rises (at nature’s behest)

somewhere beyond

this paralyzing wave’s crest.

 

‘Heroes’: Healthcare Workers Stand in Street to Block Right-Wing Protest Against Colorado Stay-at-Home Order | Common Dreams News

Put these health care heroes down as “people I’d like to have to dinner”. Source: ‘Heroes’: Healthcare Workers Stand in Street to Block Right-Wing Protest Against Colorado Stay-at-Home Order | Common Dreams News

Author Amy Bloom

I love short stories. All the pluses of a full-length novel artistically reduced in size to a few pages. Managing to get the arc of a story, with the plot thoroughly developed, in ten or twenty pages is an artistic feat.  I recently read “Silver Water”, a truly thought-provoking and beautifully rendered tale of mental illness and the toll it takes on a family. I’m now on the hunt for a collection of her short stories. She’s definitely worth checking out.