She fell

.     She fell

like a therm-

ometer

in winter

 

.     the weight

of the fight

too much to

stand under

 

.     i watched

her smile flat-

line and it

was over

 

.     the white sheets lay still

 


Published in Page Seventeen, Issue 8, November 2010

Author: Mark William Jackson

Mark William Jackson's work has appeared in various print and online journals, including Best Australian Poems 2011, Going Down Swinging, Cordite, Popshot (UK), Rabbit, Page Seventeen, SpeedPoets and The Diamond & the Thief. Mark's debut poetry collection "The Frequency of God" is available now through all major outlets, see https://markwmjackson.com/the-frequency-of-god-is-now-available/ for details.

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