Issue 4,  Poetry

countdown by RC deWinter

time is a heavy necklace
strung with the impatience of longing
unmitigated by the lessening of days

the closer my heart’s desire the more
frustration builds

impatience is a harsh mistress
an implacable harridan with a twisted smile
mocking accomplishment
mocking sleep
caressing my chest with fingernails
sharpened to vees

even as the clock unstrings the stones
the weight of those remaining increases
never have i wished for adornment less

the only jewel i crave is you

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RC deWinter’s poetry is anthologized in New York City Haiku (NY Times, 2017), Uno: A Poetry Anthology (Verian Thomas, 2002), in print in 2River View, Meat For Tea: The Valley Review, From Whispers to Roars, borrowed solace, Pink Panther, Another Sun,Down in the Dirt and featured in numerous online journals.

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