Muscadine Lines: A Southern Journal

In An Old Home

Michael Levy

He lets out a hiss
from the corner of his mouth
it sounds like air
escaping from a blocked radiator
this is something he does on
regular intervals
eighty-seven years on earth
has taken its toll
now locked safely away from family
in an old peoples home
he reads all the negative news
then suddenly he
hisses himself from earthly erroneousness
traveling far away
to a better place
soon the hissing will stop forever


Michael Levy is the author of seven books. His inspirational poetry and essays now grace many assorted web sites, journals, and magazines throughout the world. He is expert columnist for Positive Health magazine, the leading complimentary health publication in the UK. Levy has also been published by the The Royal Collage of Psychiatry many times over the past three years. His new books, The Joys of Live Alchemy and Ultra-Violet Haiku Delights, are now available at all bookstores.

© Michael Levy

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