The Lark
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The Lark

Birdhouse

Some things aren’t meant to be replaced

Image courtesy of Dmitry Bukhantov

The Birdhouse

In October, 1997,
my stepson hung himself
from the deck
at the back of the house.
He was 24.

I found him there,
his lips purple,
his body still as an empty suit
hung on a clothesline,
a horror sculpture…

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The Lark shares fictional short stories and poetry

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