Autumn Sky Poetry - Number 3

Born-Again

She was born-again,
not from a bolt of lightning
changing the way she parts her hair,
but cold from years of abuse,
a canvas for fist-inspired,
purple-skin art.

All was different now,
no more yelling,
no more smothering
Budweiser, thick-tongue grunts, or
dodging ceramic Frisbees
with fresh cussed asparagus and peas.

Flashing lights, and
yellow tape strung
like a necklace of nightmares
had the neighborhood buzzing.
Her eyes were fixed
on something they couldn't see,
his just closed.

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Pat Paulk

Pat Paulk's poetry has appeared in numerous ezines, including Poetic Voices, The Sidewalk's End, WAH, Autumn Leaves, and Banks Of The Little Miami. He resides in Atlanta, Georgia with his fiancé, and a black cat in serious need of exorcism.

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"Born-Again" was previously published in Poetic Voices.

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© 2006 Pat Paulk