Vanish

by Richard Pryll Jr.

I.

One limb hovers

frozen above a disheveled field

of hurt’s dismembered belongings.

 

Unsinkable truth seeps

into the earth.

Bright flags belie

a caravan of ice.

 

II.

 

Cable news obliterates the story

until advertising dollars

crave new news.

Like a plane it

vanishes, from

airwaves, from collective

conscience.

 

III.

 

One limb two years three

hundred souls the sucking

stillness,

a vast unknowable

bigger than doubt

to remind us how

little.

Rick Pryll is an award-winning author and poet with 4 books in print. A graduate of MIT, Rick and his wife, artist Holly Spruck, reside in Charlotte, NC. They have 2 children and 3 cats.

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August 2019

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