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Bitter Mercy
by Kathy Kopp
Saturday, February 02, 2008
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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I tug at my stocking
firm control
for this midpoint of my existence
in bitter mercy.

A rusty ten-foot statue with holes,
a hollow man
or a burn victim with patches of skin erased,
leaving a space more ghastly than nothing,
as if veins had been there,
bloody bones, tissue.

The towering statue oversees my leg
as I roll down my snagged nylon.

Hands shaking,
I can see the gallery walls on the other side
right through this Frankenstein.
Men without bodies terrify me.

My shoulders crawl when I exit the gallery,
my thigh highs
straight as a desert road—
not daring to look back at what I might become.

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Reviewed by Amor Sabor
Excellent work and imagery throughout. You have many memorable lines in this brief piece.
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