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Hospital at Night

March 17, 2010 7 comments

by Una Nichols Hynum

the belly of a whale
throb of a great heart
heavy breathing

dark and light by turns
I drift in the sway
of a giant kelp bed

small nudges on my body
minnows nosing a hand hanging
over the side of a boat

all around me nattering sounds
high-pitched blips
that seem to have nothing to do with me

message from across the hall
You’ve never told the truth
in your whole life

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Una Nichols Hynum writes, “Old fashioned, I like a book in my hands and have never submitted to on line journals before. It feels like I’m sending my poems off into the ether. But why not?”

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