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Eyes Closed On Purpose

Eyes Closed On Purpose

written by: Richard LeDue

@LedueRichard

 

Gave life the silent treatment this morning
by going back to sleep for two hours.
No dreams, just eyes closed on purpose.
The sunrise free for someone else
to construct symbolism that feels personal,
when really, almost everyone has windows,
can sip from “World’s Best…” mugs,
and ponder a sky that drinks the smoke
of cremated bodies- the clouds beautiful
headless sheep, telling us nothing
new, if that’s what we want.

Richard LeDue

Richard LeDue

Richard LeDue (he/him) currently lives in Norway House, Manitoba with his wife and son. He is a Best of the Net nominee, and has been published in various places throughout 2021. His first chapbook was released in 2020, and a second chapbook in 2021. As well, his third chapbook, “The Kind of Noise Worth Writing Down,” was released in October 2021 from Kelsay Books.
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