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The End of The Mule

She wakes up with voices on the side of her bed.
Somewhere a desert crosses a mule,
and an unfinished fence circles its requiem.

The voices try to sane her, and her head
spreads hot, fine, sandy, hushed and shhh.
Its geography is a condition.

Who goes there?
Where do you hide your gun?
Let’s do a cavity check.

An owl proclaims midnight right.
The mouse outside has a life to shorten.
She wakes up to draw a powder line.

Kushal Poddar authored The Circus Came To My Island (Spare Change Press, Ohio), A Place For Your Ghost Animals (Ripple Effect Publishing, Colorado Springs), Understanding The Neighborhood (BRP, Australia), Scratches Within (Barbara Maat, Florida), Kleptomaniac’s Book of Unoriginal Poems (BRP, Australia) and Eternity Restoration Project, New And Selected Poems (Hawakal Publishers, India).

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