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The White Curtain by Alison Prine

19 Dec 2017, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Lady 1 from the Antique Series by David Rodriguez@davidofficialclub

THE WHITE CURTAIN

pulled around you is immaculate
as a field of snow, and has
the same protective instinct.

This could be temporary.
White sky suggests a pause.
A blank screen evokes omission.

You wanted something
with a wanting that won’t return.
A subtle undulation reminds you

of the presence of a ghost,
as you lie in morphine stillness
with visions of dust and ashes and nothing.

When someone says your name
you hope you will answer
in a voice you recognize as your own.


About the author: 

Alison Prine‘s debut collection of poems, Steel, was chosen for the Cider Press Review Book Award and came out in 2016. Steel was a finalist for the 2017 Vermont Book Award. Her poems have appeared in The Virginia Quarterly Review, Shenandoah, Harvard Review,  Hunger Mountain, and Prairie Schooner among others. She lives in Burlington, Vermont and works as a psychotherapist.

Art: Lady 1 from the Antique Series by David Rodriguez@davidofficialclub

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