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Michael Neal Morris

After Your Surgery by Michael Neal Morris

After Your Surgery
by Michael Neal Morris

My book is read; the computer is down
I have little to do
but listen to hospital sounds:
hisses and grunts of machines
you not snoring
nurses sliding around
on tiny shoes, adoring
the numbers they’ve seen.

I like most of the quiet here
but I hope we can go home soon.
We haven’t been alone so long
in ages, and everyone is friendly.
But my world doesn’t take
doctor’s notes. My brain won’t grant
sick days. I must enjoy the sun
through windows, the wind through pages
flipping, and rest by clicking keys.

Michael Neal Morris has published short stories, poems, and essays in a number of print and online venues. Collections of his work are listed at Smashwords. He lives with his family just outside the Dallas area, and teaches at Eastfield College.  http://mnmwrite.blogspot.com/

Ashton Cemetery by Michael Neal Morris

Ashton Cemetery
by Michael Neal Morris
In Ashton Cemetery, there are signs
of a cold radiance and absorption:
a toy underneath flowers blown over,
a wet condom in the parking lot,
a trucker catching up on sleep.
The bare trees rustle like animals curious
but too depressed to hunt.
Michael Neal Morris has published short stories, poems, and essays in a number of print and online venues. Collections of his work are listed at Smashwords. He lives with his family just outside the Dallas area, and teaches at Eastfield College.  http://mnmwrite.blogspot.com/

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