ditch,

the poetry that matters

Sarah Joy Freese

Sarah Joy Freese has been previously published in elimae, Monkeybicycle, Word Catalyst, Prick of the Spindle, The 2nd Hand Review, and The Sante Fe Review. Sarah has an MA in creative writing and an MLIS in library science; she plans to pursue a PhD in creative writing.

 

Downtown Footprint

Meanders

and

houses the drain commission

A future development plan

is an outline

“of an area of interest”.

Equalization

by penciling in potential options.

The Bales Inc. trucking operation

relocated

which is

vacant this spring

 

 

 

Paper Suitcase Hearts

Paper suitcase hearts locked away in a beating heart

            Which thumps

            But does not beat

            According to

            The rhythm

            Of my mind.

 

Fantasy awakes and

Delves deep

Beneath the surface of

Cradles.

 

The rocking kind.

Not the kind that lie

Still

Because of death, doorways, and dungeons.

 

Open my mind

To see

The reality

Of

Stillness.

 

Realize

My immortality

For me.

 

Love

Blinds

No man

Or woman.

 

Aches

Heal all.

Know all.

Want all.

 

Catch my breath.

 

To write more

Than I thought I could

 

From my heart

Beating

Within

My paper suitcase.

 

Like paper dolls

Still and lifeless

And usually

They break.

 

If you do not treat them like glass.

 

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