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Laure-Anne Bosselaar: Some evenings

Some evenings, he would hide his face in his hands 
            for a few seconds —  
 
then let go of his held breath
                     & lift his head again, his eyes bereaved
of light.
 
            What room, face, gaze haunted him?  
 
& where you are, friend, in
            
            Kansas
            Utah
            Rhode Island 
            Tennessee — 
 
what haunts you?  What is it you choke
inside your palms?
 
Have you told someone? Have you?  Will you?

 

‘Some evenings’ from These Many Rooms (c) 2019 by Laure-Anne Bosselaar. Appears with permission of Four Way Books. All rights reserved.

4 comments on “Laure-Anne Bosselaar: Some evenings

  1. Noel Canin
    May 24, 2021

    Every poem by Laure-Anne Bosselaar hits home and how many homes there are…

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Noel Canin
    March 24, 2021

    Haunting, painful and full of love

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Barbara Huntington
    March 22, 2021

    Beautiful and true.

    Liked by 1 person

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