The images of school children


Arms up

Like they are resting



In the wreckage of a

Great plane


With burning rubble

And skin

I am now weakened

And dulled

So much that I do not

Feel a thing

At the site of this



Focusing instead

On my performance


And rhythms of

Holiday planning

And school breaks

And oil changes

“Nothing new


To look at


The signs read

I acquiesce

And turn my head


To focus on lines

In the pavement


by Morgan Bazilian


Morgan Bazilian is a short story writer and poet based in Dublin, Ireland, and Telluride, Colorado. His poetry has appeared in: Exercise Bowler, Pacific Poetry, Angle Poetry, Dead Flowers, Poetry Quarterly and Innisfree. His stories have been published in Eclectica, South Loop Review, Embodied Effigies, Shadowbox, Slab, and Glasschord.

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