what we owe each other

by Risa Denenberg

$15 US
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Table of Contents

Ode to Brevity

Rummaging the Sacristy

Last Rites

I sat by the bed


Moral Equivalency

What we owe each other

The last mourner


At the library

Bridges and Redemption

Angels and Pigeons

Alternative Medicine


Last Words


Book of the Dead

Dear Solitude

Last Request

Dear Jon


You lie very still on a narrow cot

where you collect reams of it,

plentiful as a year’s worth of newspapers

tied in bundles, squirreled away

in the basement by a hoarder

who tamps at your body

to stoke its fire.

You stick fingers into eye sockets

as if pain were a vision

you could poke holes into.

No matter how close you slide

towards comfort, it lurks.

You no longer imagine

being devastated by death.

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