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· Whispers in the Wake

· On Mortality and The Butterfly Effect

· needful things

· Etched in Hues

· loss of modality

· Soulspeak

· Catatonia

· Beringia

· Reparations

· Purgatory

· Running from the Rain

· Concentric Convergence

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· Jeff Mason's first Poetry Anthology now published!

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  Almost Normal
by Jeff Mason
Thursday, October 16, 2003

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Dedicated to the families who have lost friends and family members to land mines. And dedicated to Queen Noor, Princess Diana, and their fight for removal of land mines.

I'm Sasha; 12; running through a field,
my five year old sister Marta holding my hand;
a field we've been through a thousand times.
A bloom! A beautiful bloom; Marta pulls away;
goes to see the flower...Boom! Rocks fly.
I'm on the ground; hear running feet-screams;
must have been a land mine [groggy].
Thank God I didn't get close; must check on
Marta; must stand up; I can't! Oh My God!
My legs; one blown off at the knee, the other
mid-calf! [pain, blood, I'm fading] Marta!
Oh God...all I see is her sweet head...
Five years old...No body...just her head.
Sounds...I begin to awaken; must have been
a dream...NO! [groggy; pain]. I'm in a white
room; saying "... with prosthetics
she'll be able to lead a functional life;
almost normal." Can't speak...try to scream;
parents draw closer and hold me; comfort
me; "Marta! mine...almost normal."
I fade back to blackness.

Copyright 1996 - 2003 Jeff Mason

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Reviewed by Sandie Angel 10/16/2003
Great imagery!...

Sandie Angel a.k.a. May Lu :o(

Books by
Jeff Mason

Whispers in the Wake

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  1. courage
  2. Life and a Love
  3. I'm So Happy
  4. Water Baby
  5. The Usual Infirmities
  6. Beach Bum
  7. in honor of
  8. It Came Out From The Fog
  9. Poetry Causes Insightfulness
  10. Unreachable Expectations
  11. Contemplation
  12. We Were One
  13. I Wish I Could Tell You...
  14. Poem: You Made Me Rot
  15. Our Choices
  16. Begin Again
  17. Recovery
  18. Fancy Tree
  19. Blue Morpho
  20. New Life

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