The Seeker

A Meta-Cognitive Journal About Writing… Plus Other Stuff

New Scriptor: Kim’s Chair

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As promised yesterday, here’s the second poem that appears in this year’s New Scriptor.

Kim’s Chair by Jeff Burd

There’s a chair up in a tree

in back of the house Kim rents,

back where ther brambles shred flannel and denim

or twist ankles.

It’s a sturdy, metal-framed chair

with a crumbling foam pad fixed to the seat.

It could provide at least some comfort from the aggravations of a day–

but that it’s dangling from a branch fifteen feet up.

Damned if I know how it got there, Kim tells me.

It’s not something you expect.

But neither was the diagnosis of Porphyria at seventeen.

Nor nearly flat-lining delivering her third child.

Nor the .380 in her nightstand as insurance against her ex-husband.

Nor the latest:  Lupus.

Damned if I know how it got there, she repeats, standing at her patio doors,

pondering it

against the bleached December landscape.

Her brow wrinkles.

It is what it is.

You get used to it. 

 

p.s.  damn you WordPress for not being friendlier for poem formats!  Every  time I publish a poem here, I have to sacrifice stanza breaks…

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Written by seeker70

July 17, 2012 at 2:50 pm

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  1. Wonderful commentary on Kim’s complexity.

    amy

    July 17, 2012 at 4:17 pm


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