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blood, the good Christian

angry at his lack of power, skin broken

under the onslaught of memories, terror and omniscience

transferred to different targets:

me. wings pump

when I talk but won’t take me away.

he doesn’t understand me, fingers

moving game pieces intuitively but not

following any rules. I can breathe fine

when my glass is full, like now

but otherwise

I am too afraid to understand

too confused to leave.




Holly Day is a housewife and mother of two living in Minneapolis, Minnesota who teaches needlepoint classes for the Minneapolis school district and writing classes at The Loft Literary Center. Her poetry has recently appeared in Borderlands, Slant, and The Mom Egg, and she is the recipient of the 2011 Sam Ragan Poetry Prize from Barton College. Her most recent published books are "Walking Twin Cities" and "Notenlesen für Dummies Das Pocketbuch" and her novel, "The Trouble With Clare", is due out from Hydra Publications late 2013. You will find Holly's poem Vitae in the 2013 Halloween issue of HelloHorror and Unencumbered in the April 2014 issue. And her poem The Disruption This Morning appears in the Halloween 2015 issue.

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