Monday, June 20, 2016

A Poem by Alan Catlin

Night of Shattered Glass

After six months
of silence

following tropical island


spent with five year old

totally isolated
staring out

at what moved
on the night

mother screams once
punches bathroom

mirror-sees herself
as a mix

of shattered glass
and blood

cast adrift
no escape


Alan Catlin has been publishing since the 70's.  His most recent full-length books are Last Man Standing from Lummox Press and American Odyssey from Future Cycle.

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