Muscadine Lines: A Southern Journal

The Fluttering Curtain

Raud Kennedy

Night whispers ride the breeze
across the stale pillow to my ear,
breaths of a fading summer
from fallen leaves disturbed
by footsteps in the night.
I wake, muted anxiety rising
like the bubbles in a bottle of seltzer.
I’m afraid to stay in one place too long
for fear I might catch up with myself.


Raud Kennedy, currently living in Portland, Oregon, has had poems published in the States, England, and Scotland.

© Raud Kennedy

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