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Freeing Your Spirit

August 1999

Freeing Your Spirit

By Nelson F. Jewell

Your image survives, clear as joy,
And you never grow older.
Your voice is being swallowed in quicksand;
Fading, fading.
Neon lights galore,
Abundant where I'm still on the thirty-ninth floor of heaven.
Brilliant delights; but without you black and silent;
For I'm the lonely spirit blind and deaf.
Brooding in my palace in the sky.
Now I am a wilted flower, a broken mirror,
Shattered, who is near madness;
For you died long ago, and I should move bravely on,
Bravely, let you be, let you be,
So your spirit will be free of me.


By Denis Siri

i feel witty
this very day
so much
all the pain is past unbearable
don't want to know . . .
how to spell
about that opening door
morbid classrooms
conditioned zombies
vampires walking from cars
. . . 'I'll entertain you all!!!' . . .
close that door!
this is only a dream . . .

Nelson F. Jewell is a New York City playwright and poet. His musical Working Out with Leona ran to critical acclaim from 1993 to 1995.

Denis Siri is a poet, photographer, and painter who lives in New Jersey. All of his work is dedicated to the memory of his longtime companion, Albert Totoro.

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