Elemental

He lay on his bed

curled like a seashell,

speckled with rash of unknown origin,

smelling of something like the sea,

innards dissolving in waves,

the brittle fossil of a man.

–excerpt from “Elemental” in Jumping Off the Train by Donna Pucciani (Blue Forge Press 2007).

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