Kathy Volk Miller and Marion Wrenn at the Collingswood Book Fair

Kathy Volk Miller and Marion Wrenn at the Collingswood Book Fair

Kathy Volk Miller and Marion Wrenn at the Collingswood Book Fair



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Robbi Nester


Night Visitors
The dead do not remember
who they were.
Their feelings, fractured
in the fall from flesh,
are not the same,
glances glacial,
words few, dismissive.
It would take a locksmith
to make the tumblers fall in place
and let the doors swing
free again between us.
Life swaddles us in plush,
in all the rich distractions
of the world--morning
breaths and sunset signals.
But once they’ve gone,
the dead see only
tied-off ends, the underside,
and not the patterns.
No wonder they’re disgruntled,
sundered from these riches,
gaining access only through our dreams.

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