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.