Two Poems by Alan Catlin

camera-lenses
.
The Photographer
.
Near death
she reclaims
her long
abandoned
Art: taking
pictures of her
fellow travelers
along the ward;
barely able to
stand herself,
she holds a camera,
focuses a lens,
she sees all
that has been
missing in her
life, all those
years past,
the ones that
will never come.
.
Death and the Maiden
.
Listening to Schubert
as the candle
burns out
.
the bent wick
in a puddle
of drying wax
.
the junk littered
room, torn curtains,
broken bed frame
.
we know exactly
how this ends but
not when
.
Alan Catlin has published dozens of chapbooks and full length books including, most recently, Asylum Garden: after Van Gogh (Dos Madres) Memories Too (Dos Madres), Sunshine Superman (Cyberwit) and a fictional memoir about his bar jobs , Chaos Management (Alien Buddha).
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