Do You

August 2, 2012
By , Coronado, CA
doors locked

window closed

and they still

sneak in;

in fetal position

under the sheets

socks wrapped around feet

and the voices

do not


a Woman named Carmen

a Man, unknown

a child, pleading for some answers

these are the guests for tonight

“do you hear it?”

you ask your brother

when the screams come


at your ear drum

Did you miss a dose?

are you Mohammad—

are you Jesus?

do you suppose…

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