easier to understand

after a while, if you can still see
through the muck and the blood
and the tears, it is easier
to understand climbing that ladder,
and emptying,
and reloading,
and emptying,
and just waiting to be free

January 24, 2009, from the forthcoming collection, Spoken Rage.

Copyright © 2009, Ricky A. Pursley. All rights reserved.

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