Aphelion Issue 241, Volume 23
July 2019
 
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Unforgettable

by Elaine Chellberg


The lone
Empty tear
Racing down
Bruised cheek.

The vacant
Eyes staring
Into the black of
The closet.

Shaking hands
And trembling breath
Body quivering like
An earthquake.

Mind becoming numb
Like the marks
That shine through
Skin.

Somedays physical
Always mental
But mostly
Unforgettable.


2019 Elaine Chellberg

Elaine Chellberg is a writer and poet from Chicago. Her work has previously been published by The Daily Herald, Coffin Bell Journal, and Poetry Leaves .

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