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Not true limbo but a limbo that holds me captive

a perfectly preserved rose
slipped out of the middle page
of the catechism strapped to my heart

a single drop of oil
bled from its core
onto my ruby slippers

I marched through the pitch in search of the yellow brick road
crying at the idea my will was already broken
by the thrice crowing

a living tomb
told me to leave my body
to accept the quest

don’t follow your carved end
the middle is close
the starters gun has not fired

I was gifted with the knowledge
the rose bleeds
once in a cycle

yet, I sit nursing my Achilles heel
rubbing rose oil into it
too scared to make a move

Not true limbo but a limbo that holds me captive

Lisa  Jewell

Joined July 2007

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Timing is a curious thing.

My Dear friend Roger Sampson

gave me a gift.

and again
I can’t
breathe…

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