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Issue 30, July 31, 2017
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When There is Distance

 

 

 

We run away from the sirens like well-intentioned vultures, cultivating grace.

There are in-laws feuding for the title of matriarch, an open hand

to the crown, crying about responsibility

as sisters-in-law do.

 

I fold impending demise into my calendar

tend to the still-breathing corpse of duty. I’ve slunk into the background

resisting my post on the home front, my mother says

I don’t call her nearly as much as my sister.

 

I plan moves to foreign countries, send résumés that will take me far

from here and the melodrama of the front lines.

 

                                                                       -Holly Day