ILLUMINATION
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ILLUMINATION

What If the World Is a Broken Down Jeep?

A free-verse poem

Image by Michelle Raponi from Pixabay

there’s a catfish carcass
nailed to a tree, hook still
buried in his throat, the symbol
of an untamed religion, older
than the mud-filled creek

and a rusted-out jeep, up on
cinderblocks, has become its
own ecosystem, a bare-knuckle
Eden…

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