In Preparation


The makeshift bed of foam. The scrapwood floor-gloss.

A loose leak, dripping. White pipes, ticking.

Nine thousand miles west, my father earth-bent is picking out his garden-grown weeds.

The kitchen milk cold-curls into the shape of sea pearls.

With age, he too is growing smaller. (Yes, growing) Swelling in reverse. A grand diminishing.

Soon to be small enough for Heaven.

C. Dylan Bassett

C. Dylan Bassett is a poet and artist from Las Vegas, Nevada. His first collection of poetry, Grace Over Everything (Createspace), released in July 2011.

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