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danny earl simmonsDanny Earl Simmons is an Oregonian and a proud graduate of Corvallis High School. He is a friend of the Linn-Benton Community College Poetry Club and an active member of Albany Civic Theater. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in various journals such as Naugatuck River Review, Off the Coast, Shadow Road Quarterly, Grey Sparrow, and Verse Wisconsin.


 

 

 

 

 

 

Grief

 

A dry kiss goodbye through the stale tobacco air
of an apartment no one visits and no one leaves.

The zero-gravity silence of somersaulting between
the blue-and-white what used to be and the salty dark
of floating alone, unable to catch even one more breath.

Walking in the shade of riverbank trees as the breeze

picks up the cool of the whitewater and reminds you

of that time you laughed together with so much abandon

 

you let yourself believe her skin would always feel

so warm. Voices inside your head that echo there
like a very long time ago – when you used to sweeten

 

your coffee each morning, cool it with heavy cream
and close your eyes after the first slow sip.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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