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 Heather M. Browne
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54 years of saggy skin and weakened eyes has resulted in this new adventure of poetry for Heather M. Browne, maybe because imagination is what...read more works better than joints and vision at her age.
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Issue 106 · poetry
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If I breathed back 
far into yesterday
swallowing today's dust and fumes
like genie magic stored
waiting on wishes on faraway stars 
in crystalline bottles corked
so no part of today can escape,
If deja vu's curled themselves up
rounded like Persian rugs 
with checkerboard corners left unkinged
no longer voiced in check mates
but simply day dreams not here yet,
If birthday cakes rose too high 
with candles burning 
instead the wind and sky,
where wishes extinguished 
in the emptiness of blackened holes
and chalkboard night, 
would you remember the curve of my neck, 
which fogs your rear view mirror
and makes you wipe away 
yesterdays smudge?
Bringing you right back 
here 
watching me,
as I topple, 
your queen.
 
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