One Moment

Inside the discolored sink of her hands,
a woman leans over a single spark.

Hers alone to nurse this foul splinter.
To smother with rocks or feed with her breath?

One moment. She’s thinking.
Gone are trees outside her window.

No has any answers.
Her heart is exiled within her chest.

She must allow the spark to burn.
And yet…

About Lenore Weiss

Lenore's collections include "Tap Dancing on the Silverado Trail" (2011) from Finishing Line Press, “Sh’ma Yis’rael” (2007) from Pudding House Publications, and "Cutting Down the Last Tree on Easter Island" (West End Press, 2012). Her writing has won recognition from Poets&Writers (finalist in California Voices contest) and as a finalist for Pablo Neruda Prize, Nimrod International Journal. The Society for Technical Communication has recognized her work regarding Technical Literacy in the schools. All material is copyrighted on this site and cannot be used without the author's permission.
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