Ira Joel Haber  © 2006 All Rights Reserved

ego

what if
i let it collapse?
kick loose
the wedges
propping up this dubious
foundation,
untie the knots
securing this fictitious frame,
let it fall, the caverns cave in
witness the dust,
lie here
free
in the quiet ash.

Lisa Espenmiller
Copyright © 2006

 

LISA ESPENMILLER’s poems appear in several literary journals including the Black Bear Review, Home Planet News, Womens Studies Quarterly, and Sheila-Na-Gig. Two poems are forthcoming in the anthology Sisters Singing: Incantations, Blessings, Chants, Prayers, Art & Sacred Stories by Women. In addition to writing poetry she reads Oracles, has intense Dreams and makes Potions. She lives and works in Oakland, CA.


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