Never Know

Drinking beer
watching box
removing clothes
final socks
climb in bed
sorry sight
under blanket
pull it tight
wonder what
I’ll dream tonight

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A Faded Blanket

the faded blanket
old and frayed
but clean and
folded lovingly
lies near the bottom
of her hope chest
for future use by
a child of her own ©

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a blanket
of memories
(my brother’s

over my head
as he dangled
me upside-down)

suffocates more
with its woven
fabric of alone

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