Clouds trudge
across the sky like a herd
of elephants while soft fires

burst in flowerbeds.
She tucks the revolver
into her purse, swings

her bruised legs
out of the Chevy,
climbs the church steps.


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Rearview by Joshua Michael Stewart
originally published November 25, 2009



Joshua Michael Stewart's poems have been published in Massachusetts Review, Rattle, Georgetown Review, William and Mary Review, Flint Hills Review, Pedestal Magazine, Evansville Review and Worcester Review. His chapbook Vintage Gray is available online.

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