Back by J. K. Durick

Lie flat
In bed
For days
Your body
Plays
Such painful
Tricks
Pays
Such painful
Debts
To age
To accidents
To bending
And bowing
Leaning down
To lift
A life
A life
Much
Too Large
Too heavy
For a person
To carry
Alone.

 


J. K. Durick is a writing teacher at the Community College of Vermont and an online writing tutor. His recent poems have appeared in The Write Room, Northern New England Review, Third Wednesday, and Up the River.