how does it feel?

like a black & white tv
sputtering without an antenna?

like a weeping man
abandoned on a
palm tree island
that no one can
hear?

like a salmon swimming
up-stream avoiding
bear claws?

like a sky without lightning
indifferent to
pain?

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J. D. Chielli, February 25, 2016

Like an antenna, with no TV, tingling without reception.

Like a palm tree island deserted by man, unable to weep.

Like bear claws trying to avoid the steel trap.

Like lightning indifferent, burning a painful hole in the sky.