The Mantle

You can’t change what you inherit. War and peace
are the dual valves of your bronchial tubes
through which the smoke is inhaled
either way it goes into your lungs – the spasms
spark a new kind of life – eyes open!
This inheritance requires blood; in bravery
or in turned back as you flee the field.
I can’t run. But I can catch.
                      I can’t die.                               



Spoken Word

Painting pictures with words.


Telling flash-fiction in one frame.

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