Civil War

Broken-in shoes
gather molded arches
beneath an army
of dangling limbs.
Some wait,
collars upturned,
to be made whole.
Bare wire hangers
dig meatless fingers
into sagging woolen shoulders,
the only warmth
this place knows.
Purple tinged fluorescence
bruises her whites,
exposes her blacks.
A yellow bird sings
through half-lit bars.

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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