Electra poem 2: picture eternity

by Allan Douglass Coleman

mother’s cool moaning
                         I trudge through time
worship white shadows
                          whispering she recalls
rust smearing language
                             sordid shine near death
how smooth her stare
                   says stop please go

Copyright 2016, Allan Douglass Coleman

Allan Douglass Coleman, a Pushcart Prize nominee, has published two books of poetry: spine (2000), a collaboration with the Finnish photographer Nina Sederholm, and Like Father Like Son (2006), with Earl Coleman. His third book, Poetic License / Poetic Justice, is in production. Poems, short fiction, and creative nonfiction have appeared in Nimrod, The Cape Rock, Lalitamba, Black Water Review, and Icon.

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