Parchment

Parchment 

I can erase you too

Rub you out

Until the charcoal marks are 

Gone, the dead weight

Of lead scattered 

On my desk

I could gather up the particles

make a bullet

I could gather up the particles

spread them like ashes

I could 

I could

I know it’s possible

The deep lines and indents

On the parchment

Like canals of ancient water 

On Mars

Something was there 

And I knew what it was

when we were written

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About margaretelysiagarcia

Margaret Elysia Garcia primarily writes fiction, essays and poetry from a remote corner of the Sierra Nevada. She's currently working on a non-fiction book about plus-sized modeling. She's also searching for a publisher for her new collection of stories? Mary of the Chance Encounters. Her short story collection Sad Girls & Other Stories out now on Solstice Literary Press. She blogs here and at Throwing Chanclas and Girl Body Pride. Is a contributor to Hip Mama Magazine. She writes the zine The Adventures of Sad Girl with her daughter, Paloma. She’s a three-time director of the national Listen to Your Mother Show in Plumas County (www.listentoyourmothershow.com). She has an alternative women’s music show Milkshake & Honey on Plumas Community Radio (www.kqny919.org).
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