Image by Cristian Grigore from Pixabay

after leaving this shell

lift now with the hospital exhaust—
in light the cities blur

arriving i am welcomed, mouthless—
i step stingless over snow

father, father i missed you—
how do i unbreak this throat?

can i sing to my children
through these sumac roots?

my wife, can i hold you
with these hands of myrrh?







Scott Ferry helps Veterans heal as a RN in Renton, Washington. He has recent work in American Journal of Poetry, Misfit, and Cultural Weekly. His second book Mr. Rogers kills fruit flies is now available from Main St. Rag.

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