Poetry

 

 

Laurie Kolp

 

To Fill the Hole

 

Leave after the clay hardens,

deformed. Leave after

you become detached, later

you will forget.

 

Tomorrow’s nightmare, you

crumble in an avalanche

of regret. A branch catches

your dainty heart and leaves it

                                                 dangling

like an ornament. With careful hands I

try to untangle its remains

but it’s too late.

 

Piece by piece I pocket

pebbles. I long to

put them back together

like a jigsaw puzzle, place

each broken part side

by side so you might

know peace.

 

The deformities prevented us

from being whole.

 

Tonight I pray

to fill the hole

you left.

 

 

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Award-winning poet Laurie Kolp is the author of Upon the Blue Couch and Hello, it’s Your Mother. She serves as president of Texas Gulf Coast Writers and gathers monthly with local members of the Poetry Society of Texas. Laurie’s poems have appeared in Poet’s Market, Concho River Review, Scissors & Spackle, Blue Fifth Review, Pirene’s Fountain, and more. She lives in Southeast Texas with her husband, three children and two dogs. Learn more about Laurie @KolpLaurie on Twitter and on her website http://lauriekolp.com.

 

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Deep Water Literary Journal

2016 - Issue 1 - February

 

 

Cover

 

Welcome

 

Sylvia Ashby (USA)

Quarry-by-the-Sea

 

Goodness Lanre Ayoola (Nigeria)

trails of blood

 

Jeff Burt (USA)

Black River Nocturne

 

Sharon Cote (USA)

The Limits of Metamorphosis

 

Strider Marcus Jones (England)

Clouds of Chaotic Crowds

Dark Drawn Man

Does Her Far Beauty Know

 

Richard King Perkins II (USA)

A Secret Rapture

 

Steve Klepetar (USA)

Geography of the Dead

The Sailor Who Walked on the Sea

 

Laurie Kolp (USA)

hopeless mortification

To Fill the Hole

 

Marie C. Lecrivain (USA)

Within the Whitethorn

 

Marcas Mac an Tuairneir (UK)

Tinneas | Syndrome

 

Stanley Princewill McDaniels (Nigeria)

For Derek

 

Peter O’Neill (Ireland)

The Drunken Boat

 

James G. Piatt (USA)

He Thought of Her

Hopelessness

 

John Saunders (Ireland)

The Curse

 

Ajise Vincent (Nigeria)

Dismembered

 

Olin Wish (USA)

War Orphan

 

Christopher Woods (USA)

Night Pier at Squam Lake

 

Susan Zerner (USA)

Last Moment with My Mother

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