Poems and Poetry

Girl with a Munch Face | A Poem by JD DeHart

She is the screamer who I imagine
standing at the open mouth of a bridge,
figure trying to leave the rest of the world
and all she knows behind her, the sign post
of familiarity dimming in the distance

I imagine the smell of family life
and common voices fading quickly

She is the elongated face and I wish I could
offer a rescue, not because she needs it
but because I need to rescue someone; simply
put, it is my sensitivity, the desire to hold up

a leaking world that is probably more
in a position to help me instead.

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