Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Closet Space
for L.M.M.

able to admit, willing to admit,
bits of her, pieces of her as I have done
these twenty-seven or so years

unable to imagine life without
doses of her, amounts of her,
life medicine I’ve need of, I’ve needed

as good as medicine is for us,
up-end a bottle, all of it at once,
troubles can start, death can follow

small doses good for me

all her parts, all her pieces, all at once

don’t know how I’d cope, what I’d do

© Obediah Michael Smith, 2007
5:08 p.m. 11/07/07


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