Roberta lives in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
© 2005 Roberta Swetlow
step toward you
a bridge of string.
Your tongue pushes syllables past
each glistening tooth
in thunderclouded cheeks.
Mumbled fragments fill my ears,
distant cymbals muted
palpitations shattering my chest.
Your lips gape and grimace;
I watch the splintered moments
through stream-lined eyes
and try to speak
from my throat.
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