K. Watkins, Jr.
life behind windows
envious of wings
mildew paints faces in the hall
porch lies rotten in our memory shed
pictures in an album
branches on a tree
we decorate the screen
smile at the ceiling
gasping for air but still breathing
conscious but shaken
unaware of the scheme the dream was shaping
numb thoughts surrender
unable to remember
K. Watkins, Jr. is a thirty-one-year-old writer/lyricist originally
from High Point, North Carolina. He's been published by Ygdrasil,
Oracular Tree, Prism Quarterly, and Underground
Window. He currently resides in Jacksonville, Florida. Visit
Clifford at www.myspace.com/rotun.
Clifford K. Watkins, Jr.