person George Briggs, one poem

George Briggs is a high school teacher from Rhode Island. His writing has appeared in Mystic Blue Review and Sports Alcohol.

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Retrograde

What undertow
the darkened
room?

Pulling moon,
a balloon alit
beside me

celestial ewer
soaking clarity-
I’m sweating. I can’t see.

Judgment arrives
as a child’s fever,
nocturnal, unexpected

compound of dread.
What tide
back drags?

The moon sees.
The moon sees.

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