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April 2013, vol 9, no 1

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Jim Kacian


You said I always had a problem with staying. You said you expected me to leave any day, at any provocation. You said it was all due to my fear of abandonment. Right on all counts, and nothing in my life has been more difficult for me than staying now, with you, who know me so well, and for so long, like this.

not coming back
the withered limb
of the lilac