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

About Margaret Elysia Garcia

Margaret Elysia Garcia is the author of short story ebook collection Sad Girls and Other Stories, and the audiobook Mary of the Chance Encounters, and the co-founder and lead playwright of Las Pachucas, theatrical troupe. She teaches creative writing and theatre in a California state prison.
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