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Showing posts with label Anita McQueen. Show all posts
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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

SLANT OF DARKNESS

by Anita McQueen

Slant of darkness
turning me over in my bed

face in my pillow
breasts and belly against the mattress

hard to breathe
afraid of the ceiling caving in
with all my sin

wanting soon
the daylight window
blurring it away with blinding brightness

not crying anymore
little girl gone
a woman now

getting dressed to dance down the stairs
slurping a bowl of cold cereal
aiming for my hot heart

forgetting the night and the night to come
I chat with the neighbors

catching the bus to tease my boss
another paycheck not quite enough

weekend coming with party after party and agonizing guilt.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

CHARGER

by Anita McQueen

Running
against the wind
purposely
aiming myself
to the bull's-eye
showing
every muscle
stretch of skin
oiled with sweat
unafraid
of horns and hoofs
and grunt of the pawing beast.

Friday, December 31, 2010

CLOUDY VISIONS

by Anita McQueen

Falling from
night sky

raindrop
thousands

tilting
my head back

eyes open
blurring

water from the gods.