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(c) 2023 by Michael L. Utley an abandoned fieldan overcast skya cedar posta river stonea random trajectorysomething will shatterin a momentwhen sorrowand regretmergeforcefully so many thrown stoneslitter the groundaround the postmissed opportunitiesbad timinga reprieve fromconsequencestoo brutalto imagineshould woodand stoneconnect but this time is different my aim is trueand throughtear-blurred eyesI find clarity at lastas the…

“The Thing on the Ground”

(c) 2017 by Michael L. Utley There—the thing on the groundSome insect or otherA leg detachedDragged off by ants It kicks in stupidFutile spasmsInsectoid mind buzzing inSome alien tongueAntennae crippledUseless I step closerHovering aboveAs this pedestrian drama playsBelow me “Jump, damn you!Save yourself,Worthless grasshopper!” I am strangely furious at thisPathetic thingThis helpless thingAs it dies…

“Winds of Sorrow” published at MasticadoresIndia

I’m excited to let you know that my poem “Winds of Sorrow” has been published at MasticadoresIndia. Many thanks to Terveen Gill and her team for sharing my poem with their readers. Terveen’s presence on WordPress is a gift for all writers—not only is she a brilliant editor, she’s also an amazing person who is generous with her…

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