Tuesday 5 May 2015

1 Poem by Ace Boggess

Healing Is Likely

Storm winds on a sunny day,
a house empty, round lids from
trash cans tossed across the road.

There’s an angry cat, its gray-
blue fur on end twice over.
I almost hear him hiss

at God. The sky has grown
more sky-blue. No rain-waves
cover the cream-tea creek.

Water has cleared, made room
for the unseen in its limited
depths. No place to go,

no finish for the present:
a pause to reflect on scars
where once were wounds.


Ace Boggess is the author of two books of poetry: The Prisoners (Brick Road Poetry Press, 2014) and The Beautiful Girl Whose Wish Was Not Fulfilled (Highwire Press, 2003).  He is an ex-con, ex-husband, ex-reporter and completely exhausted by all the things he isn't anymore.  His writing has appeared in Harvard Review, Mid-American Review, Atlanta Review, RATTLE, River Styx, Southern Humanities Review and many other journals, with recent fiction in Coe Review and Nebo.  He lives in Charleston, West Virginia.

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