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Red Robe

 Pris Campbell
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Red Robe
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Pris Campbell makes angels wings on her bedspread in her spare time between writing weird poems about dead people and old loves. She lives now...read more in South Florida and is convinced it'll sink before the end of the next decade from the weight of too many condos and resorts. She has published eight collections of poetry and her poetry has been seen lurking in such journals as Outlaw Poetry Review, Chiron Review, Boxcar Review, Red Fez, Rusty Truck, PoetsArtists and many others.
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Issue 109 · poetry
free verse ·  
Red Robe
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In these days 
after so many losses,
when grieving is natural
but no foothold 
can be gained,
I wrap my red robe 
around me, 
read sea stories, 
reach through 
other dimensions
to dreams 
where you lie
beside me.
We rewrite old stories,
know that if rewritten back then
to happier endings
I would be widowed
now, the northeastern
snow storms due soon,
your ashes swirling
out back, their last
flight of freedom
before smothered
by white.
 
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  1 week ago · in response to Dan Jacoby

    Thank you for reading and commenting, Dan!
  1 week ago
this is just wonderful and sad
 

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